We love emojis. I think they are great. One image conjures up all the "swell" feelings...well, this week, I had to say Congrats so many times to each student who happened to tell me where they had been accepted to...I smiled. I also know I heard one or two rejections. But as easily as I can smile at an acceptance, it is hard to console those who did not make a preferred choice.
I say please allow it to wash off a duck's back, slide and forget about it. My 25 years of counselling has told me that everyone gets a shot and if they do not, there is always a reason. It is too early in the game to start commiserating...but just for those who are, I understand...but buckle up, it will be fine in the morning...
SAT deadlines for registering is NOW! Get cracking....
We had a few students who had to leave this Spring 2018 and face the frigid cold. Jakeem Nicholson headed off to Liberty University to study Aviation.
The good news is that he got there before his roommates did. So he gets first "dibs" on bed selection, closet corners and bathroom layout. Good for him! I do hope I can forward to John our blog's artistic designer, a copy of the video, Jakeem sent us.
Have a good semester. Jakeem. You went through a whirlwind of visa procurement, loan approval to get to school on January 16..whew!
Well, we made it over. It is 2018. I always fall for that mistake when writing cheques and erroneously put 2017. A hard habit to kick to the curb.
An article came out recently about dwindling numbers for enrollment in the US schools. To be expected....What with Leader Trump, language of division, displacement of many, vulgarization of ideals. Thus, a repulsion towards things American.
It became the norm to now hear junior and senior high school students say, "I would like to look at Europe, what are my chances there?"
Asia, Latin America...anywhere but the good old North..Speculation? I think not. Reasonable fear, yes...We wait and see how far impeachment will go and whether Mueller has a plan to prosecute.
On a more optimistic note: HAPPY NEW YEAR and Auld Lang Syn...