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The Accidental Coach

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Back from the honor's ceremony.  It was neat to see all of the awards the students have earned this year.

 

It was a little bittersweet knowing the school did not accept DS's scholarship application (he was in the hospital the day it was due and the school would not accept it late nor would they accept it from me) so he didn't receive any of the special senior scholarships but I am quite proud of the accolades he did earn.

 

The best part of the evening was that DS was awarded the senior boy's tennis scholarship (this is different from the scholarships that must be applied for).  I couldn't believe it.  After the emotional end to his tennis participation this year, it was a complete surprise.  I am humbled and touched by the tennis coaches who must have really stretched the rules in order to give DS this award.  I am now having to reconsider my opinion of the head coach. She was not at the awards assembly so neither DS nor I could say thank you.

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Back from the honor's ceremony.  It was neat to see all of the awards the students have earned this year.

 

It was a little bittersweet knowing the school did not accept DS's scholarship application (he was in the hospital the day it was due and the school would not accept it late nor would they accept it from me) so he didn't receive any of the special senior scholarships but I am quite proud of the accolades he did earn.

 

The best part of the evening was that DS was awarded the senior boy's tennis scholarship (this is different from the scholarships that must be applied for).  I couldn't believe it.  After the emotional end to his tennis participation this year, it was a complete surprise.  I am humbled and touched by the tennis coaches who must have really stretched the rules in order to give DS this award.  I am now having to reconsider my opinion of the head coach. She was not at the awards assembly so neither DS nor I could say thank you.

 

The school's situation regarding the scholarship app - not accepting it from you even when your son is in the hospital is absolutely appalling and I'd wonder if it is legal...

 

The tennis thing... that is priceless.  What an awesome coach (and team?) IMO.

 

Hope your guy is doing well today.

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I dont quite understand the scholarship rules either. Ours is also 'must be present to win' (meaning present when announced) as well as only the student can turn in the form by the deadline. There are about 90 scholarships, and all have restrictions that mean few are eligible.

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I dont quite understand the scholarship rules either. Ours is also 'must be present to win' (meaning present when announced) as well as only the student can turn in the form by the deadline. There are about 90 scholarships, and all have restrictions that mean few are eligible.

Same way in our local school district. They have about $12,000 a year they can hand out from an endowed scholarship fund but the parameters are so ridiculously restrictive that they have years in which NO ONE gets a scholarship. If memory serves, must be present to win so don't get sick or injured, plus must attend U of MI Ann Arbor - so there is a whole bunch of the student body cut right out - parent must live within certain zip codes within the district, student must be majoring in a humanity, etc. all kinds of restrictions.

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I am glad we arent the only ones. Son's group went tnru the list at lunch. No one child was eligible for more than 3, and number 3 was if they happened to pick the right major. Many for gals only. And several wanted so much in their application that a kid who was working would be better off working than taking the time to research and write the essays/ rack up volunteer hours plus attend the event. None are for scholarship in general, majority are need based. Several really should be handed out at the annual dinner for the organization tnat the child volunteers for or parent is a member of. Some appear to be small business advertisements.

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The school's situation regarding the scholarship app - not accepting it from you even when your son is in the hospital is absolutely appalling and I'd wonder if it is legal...

 

The tennis thing... that is priceless.  What an awesome coach (and team?) IMO.

 

Hope your guy is doing well today.

 

Not so much.  Part of me was hoping, now that the Honor's Assembly is over and all he has left is the one paper, that he would waken 100% better and trot off to school.  That didn't happen.  Between the late night yesterday, the excitement of the assembly and whatnot, I think he did too much and was simply worn out.  Our family begins to arrive tomorrow for the graduation and I am feeling somewhat apprehensive as to how he will fare.

 

At this moment, I am grateful that the graduation ceremony is in the late afternoon; that seems to be his best time of day.

 

3 days of school left (including the two AP tests).

5 days until graduation.

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3 days of school left (including the two AP tests).

5 days until graduation.

 

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

 

We're all counting down with you...  Be sure to start a S/O "Graduation Party" thread when he's finally done so we can celebrate a well-earned diploma.

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I have been thinking about your ds and praying for him to get through these last few days. I hope he is doing ok getting through the last of these hurdles.

 

I also hope the drs find answers soon.

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Praying here too.  I don't know if it's already diagnosed or not, but if not, you may want him to try going without gluten and see if that helps.  Hope his last school day is a good one.   :grouphug:

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Praying here too.  I don't know if it's already diagnosed or not, but if not, you may want him to try going without gluten and see if that helps.  Hope his last school day is a good one.   :grouphug:

 

Thanks so much.  He has been gluten free for the past 2 years.  :(

 

Last day of tests!! He had to be at the school by 7:30am.  I woke up at 5am and gave him the anti-nausea medicine and then he got up a bit after 7am, ate some cream of rice cereal, and went to school. 

 

Since we will not be submitting the scores, he says he feels less pressure on performance.  I am happy that it's all over.  Graduation is on Sunday and then it's on to figuring out summer plans and more Dr's appts.

 

He is waiting to hear about how he did on the paper/binder.  I am curious, too.  Final grades are supposed to be submitted by today so he should be receiving an email sometime this afternoon.

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Happy last day of school!  Now he can finally get some time for rest and recovery...

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