Saturday, June 4, 2011

Katelyn ♥

I really love this girl
She is the best daughter
She is a hard worker
She makes us really proud



Yesterday was Katelyn's Junior Academic Award Ceremony. She told us not to come, little did she know her School Counselor called us weeks ago and told us to come and keep quiet that Katelyn was nominated for an award. I'm usually not the best secret keeper....but I did it...woot woot!
She was totally shocked when they called her name and even more surprised to see us in the auditorium.
I loved the look on her face....it was priceless!

She won the Student Sage Award for academic achievement, it's a scholarship to Sage Collage in Albany for $60,000 over four years. Wow we are excited, the only kicker is Katelyn knows what she wants to do and this school doesn't have her program. But we will still tour the school and keep this in the back pocket. Her Physician Assistant program is highly competitive so you never know it's nice to have options. 

It was a proud day to be her parents. Her AP History teacher stopped us and complimented her hard work this year and praised her. All her efforts and sacrifices have really paid off and she sees that. 
I'm happy summer is almost here my girl needs some rest....like all the kids out there! 

Happy Saturday and Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

lytha said...

and the teachers, the teachers need a rest too - it's the only one they actually get. my husband works every evening and every weekend grading papers and preparing lessons. i feel so bad for him that he never gets a day off, and at the same time i feel for katelyn because i remember that time in my life when i always had homework to do, and rarely enjoyed a day without it. in germany summer vacation is quite short--6 weeks, due to the lengthy christmas and easter breaks. but we are looking forward.

i went to my first garage sale in germany today and got two wine glasses for 50 cents, and a book for 50 cents. i also saw a set of blue and white dishes and tea sets that you would have bought - it was only 6E! i am so sorry you were not there today! now i need to find out how to find more garage sales in germany...

likeschocolate said...

Way to go Katelyn!

dbs said...

That is amazing. Congratulations.

Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations to Katelyn!!! It is obvious she is a bright and eager student, not to mention a sweet girl. Congratulations to you and your husband too!

aka - "Pink Martini" said...

This is wonderful. Congratulations to all of you. I know how much work those AP classes take and the competition for scholarships is also very stiff. What a wonderful accomplishment for Katelyn. I think you're going to have a great weekend!

Tezzie said...

Wow!!! Congratulations, Katelyn!

Manzanafam said...

So terrific! Congratulations to Katelyn and to her parents for raising such a bright and talented daughter. Very impressive!

Joyce said...

Congratulations Katelyn!! I bet you are one verrrry proud momma! I think this calls for a shopping weekend, don't you agree?:)xo

Melissa said...

Good for her! You got a good kid there. ;)

preppyplayer said...

WOW!!! That is awesome!

kks said...

Wow, that's wonderful Katelyn! Congrats!
PA....what a great goal!
xoxo

Ina in Alaska said...

A future physician's assistant! Great career! and a scholarship, ... the icing on the cake! Amazing, wonderful, congratulations.... good job Katelyn AND good job to you and your husband!! xoxo

Lisa said...

That makes a mama proud!!

Ronda said...

Congratulations to you all, but most of all to Katelyn! A lot of hard work went into that! I hope your having a nice weekend! You must be so proud.
XOXO

Susan said...

Wonderful accomplishment... I'm somewhat familiar with the PA curriculum, it's become very competitive... great career - good for her to work so hard - always pays off!

WhisperingWriter said...

How wonderful, congrats to her!

Joyce said...

Wow! That's fantastic! Congrats to your daughter!

pve design said...

Continue to be Katelyn's best advocate! Support her, guide her and always ask for more....be sure to ask the schools that do have her program for matching grants and gifts. We are finding out all you have to do is ask.
Our son, his scholarship was transferable to the University he will attend. It is hard work for these students but they need to know it is all about asking.
Congrats to Katelyn!!! (and to her proud parents!)
pve

lisaroyhandbags said...

Congrats!!! Your news actually gave me goosebumps! I love great news like that and it's so great you were able to keep the secret to make it even more of a special moment for her. Pat yourselves on the back for raising such a bright and lovely girl :)

Cathee said...

Ok. I got emotional.reading tthat. Way to go Katelyn!

Mrs4444 said...

This choked me up! I'm so proud of her, too! Wow. Just wow.