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#51 maize

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:37 PM

What an awful thing to have happen. I'm sure your ds is upset and stressed.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

He is. But he kept it together, and was reading the Economist when I went to sleep. We only have 24 hours to sort this out because marking starts tomorrow.

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#53 Lilaclady

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:58 PM

Praying that they are found and soon.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

They found them!  They were attached to the back of someone else's papers!! :hurray:

 

Ok, now I am going to have a small heart attack!


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

They found them!  They were attached to the back of someone else's papers!! :hurray:

 

Ok, now I am going to have a small heart attack!

 

OMG! What an ordeal. So glad they turned up!


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#56 JoJosMom

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

What great news!  :party:


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#57 maize

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:00 PM

So, so glad they found them. What a relief!
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:07 PM

Jeepers, you'd think they'd double check everything before scaring you?  


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#59 Laura Corin

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

Brilliant!
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:24 PM

Gracious! You can add "grade under pressure" to subjects you are teaching him this year!
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

Have been following this from the beginning.. thank you for letting us hear all about your son's adventures. It has been quite a ride!


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#62 Grover

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:57 AM

:hurray: oh thank goodness you posted this, I've been worrying!


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:16 AM

The exams were marked this weekend, so we are waiting to hear.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:24 AM

I hope they can't keep you waiting long.
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#65 tiuzzol2

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

Fantastic!

 

Boy, lesson learned.  Photocopy everything of importance before you mail it off.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 02:16 PM

Fantastic!

 

Boy, lesson learned.  Photocopy everything of importance before you mail it off.

 

Seriously!!  If it had been me, you could be sure I would have copied it and then checked the scan like 100 times!



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:33 AM

Seriously!!  If it had been me, you could be sure I would have copied it and then checked the scan like 100 times!

 

Yikes! I hadn't been checking for a while, but glad that was averted!

 

 

Any news on when the scores come back?



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:02 AM

Keeping our fingers crossed & sitting on our hands, waiting for his results to come back!


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#69 maize

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 12:52 PM

Yes, I'm hopeful every time I see this thread has been updated. Eagerly waiting to hear about results!
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#70 Laura Corin

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 01:10 PM

Fingers crossed here too.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:45 AM

It's a GOLD!  He came in 9th place!!  :hurray:

 


Edited by lewelma, 08 March 2017 - 02:21 AM.

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#72 Laura Corin

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:12 AM

It's a GOLD! He came in 9th place!! :hurray:
 


Hooray! Many congratulations to you both!


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:17 AM

I'm feeling the need to also say I'm feeling a bit of   :001_huh: and  :blink: . It's kind of hard to believe that ds is at this point.  I'm NOT a mathematician, just chief cheerleader.  Sometimes it is hard to get my head around this kind of achievement. I'm also feeling quite a bit of  :001_wub: for this board and you guys as there is no one here who I can tell except my next door neighbor, who actually officially hosted my ds at his Law Library for the AMO 2 years ago.  :001_smile:


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#74 maize

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:21 AM

Huge, huge congratulations!!!

And thank you so much for sharing his journey with us. It has been so much fun to read about his journey and accomplishments over the past few years.

What happens next?
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:52 AM

Congrats to your boy! Thank you for sharing his journey.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:05 AM

It's a GOLD! He came in 9th place!! :hurray:


Wow! Congratulations!! That is absolutely fabulous!! Way to go ds of Ruth!!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

It's a GOLD!  He came in 9th place!!  :hurray:

 

FANTASTIC!!!!!!  :hurray:

Congratulations.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

It's a GOLD! He came in 9th place!! :hurray:


Congratulations! That's amazing. I'm happy for you guys.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:16 AM

That is great! Congratulations!


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:18 AM

Brilliant! I love all the recent good news, Ruth!! :hurray: :hurray:


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

WOO-HOO!  :party:


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#82 Lilaclady

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:03 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!! That is awesome. Good job you and DS
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:05 AM

Amazing!!! Congratulations to him! :)
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:55 AM

Congratulations, good job, and well done!!! 🥇
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

Awesome!!

(And I'm betting there will be a great school out there that will LOVE having him).
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

Congratulations!!!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

Congratulations!!!!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

What happens next?

 

Well, the APMO is on Tuesday, but even if he bombs it, he is assured of a spot on the team with his AMO result. So barring unforeseen circumstances, he will be going to the IMO again in July!

 

If you want to take a peak, I temporarily posted the results page, and you can still see it in Laura's post 72.  His good friend and study buddy got 5th so they were congratulating each other last night on email.  In fact, NZ took 5 of the top 15 spots, which given NZ is 5x smaller than Australia is a really good showing.  DS is already talking about how good the team will be *next* year, as only 1 of those kids is in 12th grade (which is also true for Australia, year 13 in NZ is 12th grade in Australia and USA). And just to keep ds humble, he did get beaten by a 8th grader.  :001_smile:


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

Wow! Impressive! Congratulations!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Congrats!!!


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:41 PM

Oh wow, Ruth, that is so fabulous.

Huge congrats to your son and to his friend too. What a huge achievement!

 

I'm feeling something akin to mama pride, so I can only imagine how you must be feeling.

 

Thanks heaps for sharing this journey. I follow it ever so closely and have sent cheers from afar  :hurray:


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:11 PM

Oh wow, Ruth, that is so fabulous.

Huge congrats to your son and to his friend too. What a huge achievement!

 

I'm feeling something akin to mama pride, so I can only imagine how you must be feeling.

 

Thanks heaps for sharing this journey. I follow it ever so closely and have sent cheers from afar  :hurray:

 

I know, right?  He must get it from us! :laugh:


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

Congratulations to your ds!!! I'm so excited for him. :party:
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

Hugest of congratulations!!!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

That is so exciting!!! Thank you for sharing his journey with us!!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:05 PM

Oops! Double post.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:12 PM

Yay! I'm so excited for him! Congratulations!
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

Congrats!  Twice in a row is a serious achievement.  Wasn't it a tougher ordeal last time?

 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

wowwww!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!  :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:

 

My little math geek is so excited for him... he wants to be him in a few more years, lol!


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:47 AM

I've found him gazing at the results page multiple times today.  :001_wub:  

 

DS is showing signs of the start of burnout.  Having made the hurdle, he plans to take the next two days off of competition math and just focus on his English!  His other study buddy on the squad is not doing as well as he hoped, so the three of them are going to make a big push on Saturday, hoping to get him a stellar APMO score so he has a chance for the team. It may look like a competition from the outside, but the kids work so hard to support each other.  Often it seems that the only people who can actually empathize with the myriad emotions are the other kids on the same path.  


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