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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:23 PM

Ohmigosh! I'm so anxious, I can't even concentrate!

Lat Saturday, my daughter went for her first round of auditions for a magnet school. Today is the day we find out whether or not she passed the first hurdle for acceptance. If she did, she goes on to the final round a week from Saturday. If she didn't, game over.

It's super competitive: almost 500 applied, 80 get a "yes" today and only 25 make the final cut.

Someone tell me to breathe, please!

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Reply Ohmigosh! I'm so anxious, I can't even concentrate! (Original post)
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 OP
irisblue Feb 2013 #1
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #2
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #3
Howler Feb 2013 #4
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #5
murielm99 Feb 2013 #6
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #8
murielm99 Feb 2013 #10
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #13
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #7
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #11
magical thyme Feb 2013 #9
Sweet Freedom Feb 2013 #12

Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:59 PM

1. sit up straight

hands in lap, feet as flat as you can get them......deep breath in...blow out. now do that again with your eyes closed twice more, pulling the air in deeper each time. HUGS

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. Thank you!

I needed a voice of reason.

My brain is still busy, but the rest of me is a bit calmer.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. Now, repeat what sit up straight said once again!





GOOD LUCK TO YOUR DAUGHTER! Keep us posted!!!



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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:54 PM

4. SWEET!!!

Good luck!!! And sending...just because!!

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:22 PM

5. Oh, I don't think she made it.

I haven't heard anything and today was the day they contacted the call backs. She absolutely hates her current school. She's going to be crushed.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:54 AM

6. Don't let her be crushed.

My two older kids went to our state's math and science academy when they were in high school. It opened doors for them, and was a very positive experience.

Our youngest did not make it. While she was disappointed, her life did not suffer. She made it through our small, rural high school and was salutatorian. She was part of the honors program at Iowa State, and graduated with honors. She made several honors societies. She became a caucus leader, and met every Democratic politician under the sun. (Iowa gets everyone). Later, she studied in Bolivia and lived in Mexico. She has the job she wants, because she speaks Spanish.

I came to believe that our Illinois Math and Science Academy made the right decision. Her talent is languages, and a couple of other things. She thrived in college, and is thriving now.

There is life beyond a magnet school rejection! Tell your daughter to do well where she is, and go on to make the life choices that suit her future best. Hugs and best of luck to you and your daughter!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:46 AM

8. Thank you, but guess what?

She made it!! (See below.)

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:47 PM

10. Congrats!!!

I am glad she made it.

I hope she uses her opportunity in all the best ways!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:12 PM

13. Me too!

Tonight, we celebrate with pizza.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:45 AM

7. She made it through the first round!!

I called and found out they are a day behind in notifications, so they told me over the phone.

I am elated!!

Thanks to everyone for their support!

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:38 PM

11. Yay!!!





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Response to Sweet Freedom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:40 PM

9. Congratulations!!!!

 

Best wishes and luck for making it all the way through!!!!

But remember, always, that if she doesn't make it, there may be a good reason. The grass is not always greener, and she may be able to accomplish more where she is.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:11 PM

12. Thank you!

I will.

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