I have to take a moment and brag about my youngest daughter, Christine. Back in December, she applied for the creative writing program for the Governor's School for the Arts. There was a lengthy application and she had to submit a manuscript of 8 pages or less - preferably a short story she had written.
Last week she was very upset because she had not heard from the school - announcements were supposed to go out January 26th, but we all know what happened last week. I tried to explain that the roads were ice covered and even if someone could get into the office, there may not be any electricity.
Well, I got home from work yesterday and Christine was walking on cloud nine!! She had finally received her answer - in the form of another packet of papers to be filled out. She made it past the first hurdle!! Now she needs to get a teacher (she has chosen her writing teacher) and a guidance counselor to filled out evaluations of her ability and then she will go through an interview and reading the first weekend in March.
Congratulations, Christine! This is something you have worked hard for and your daddy and I are very proud!!
Watch out Transylvania - here she comes!!
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