So the dreaded Thin White Envelope arrived yesterday. We assumed what it was and didn't give it to my son because they were preparing for senior prom last night. It wasn't entirely what we expected. We knew he was on "Hold" based on the portal and the letter explained that he is on hold and on the national wait list and to continue to keep admissions informed of grades, accomplishments, etc. It's been such a long process and it's time to start informing other schools of his plans. I told him that if he wants to just cash in his chips and go to NC State we fully support that decision. He said he wants to keep pounding so tomorrow he will send in his recently awarded Eagle Scout rank and grades from the most recent quarter and hopefully he can bag a few more 800m wins in track that he can report. Through this, I have really gained an appreciation for how sharp these kids are and why my stupid butt ended up at VMI!