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10/20/2008

And it was Easy

Last Thursday evening, as I was working on my blog post for Friday, the phone rang. It was for Zach. It was a woman from the Admissions Office at North Central College. Essentially, what she told him was that he had been accepted at North Central and he was being awarded a scholarship which will amount to half of his tuition over the next four years.

He was surprised and he was happy. That was the single most emotional display I have ever seen from him. His new girlfriend is a freshman at North Central. She is majoring in Japanese - the major that Zach intends to pursue. She is minoring in Computer Science - the minor that Zach intends to pursue. She'll be 19 in 9 days. He'll be 18 in March. I hope she doesn't wind up in jail between now and then.

Zachary is SUCH a stud.

Peace.

28 comments:

witchypoo said...

DOUBLE score!

Shadow said...

congratulations to zach, that's a great achievement! and to the mom and dad who helped shape him...

mmm, was wondering, his choice of subjects and her choice of subjects... purely coincidental, right, heeee heeee heeee?!?!?!

Myst_72 said...

He's a 'chip off the old block' that one eh!

:-)

G
xx

Patsy said...

I add my congratulations to Zach and to y'all. It is a great feeling when your child is accepted anywhere in life. And do I hear a bit of fatherly pride in your voice that your son is dating a girl who is older than he? (roll eyes) Men! :)

Melissa said...

Congrats Zach! And do try to keep your girlfriend out of jail. Makes a better impression on them. :)

M+B said...

Congratulations to Zach! And of course congratulations to you on Zach saving you some money!

Christy said...

Good for him!

And such a relief for you, him with a support system in place.....

Good job, Daddy!

Michael said...

Well done to zach you obviously are the perfect roll model for him!
Yes UK billion is 1000,000,000,000 but everyone in UK uses the US billion 1000,000,000

calicobebop said...

Congrats!! What great news! You must be so proud!

Tash said...

You know how impressed I am with the scholarship. i trust he's sufficiently proud!!!

Been thinking about buying a mac on my next upgrade, but it'll take some getting used to. Love my keyboard commands and unlike you, I dont like having to learn anything computer related. Enjoy!

Ash said...

Hooray!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations!

Perhaps they both want to get jobs in video game development? :)

Joyce-Anne said...

I don't think I could be more proud of Zach. It is absolutely fabulous news all around. I remember the first "birds and bees" conversation you had with him--is it time for part 2? After all, you don't want Mr. Stud's girlfriend to land in jail. ;-)

maggies mind said...

Very nice! Glad he is pairing something useful with the Japanese because I did not and am still paying for it even though I'm so glad I studied it. I also didn't have half my tuition paid - how awesome is that for Zach (and for you, too)!

Honeybell said...

WOW. Congratulations to Zach!

www.ayewonder.com said...

Ha ha....you live vicariously through your sons.

tiff said...

Go Zach!!!!

Jientje said...

Congratulations to Zach AND to you, after all, he takes after you, I'm quite sure about that!!!

Hyphen Mama said...

Yay! Congratulations Zach!!

Momisodes said...

Oh boy :)

CONGRATULATIONS ZACHARY!!!

Of course he's a stud. You are his father after all.

Lady Language said...

Wowee! Major congrats and best of luck to the young stud :-)

redchair said...

Oh Lou. 'Wind up in jail'- really!?

Congrats to Zach and you to Dad. You did good raising that boy child.
Vikki

ConverseMomma said...

That is awesome news! An acceptance, a scholarship, and a ladyfriend. He is a stud!

LceeL said...

There are so many of you and it is so late at night and i have GOT to go to bed. Thank you all for commenting - I will respond to these in the morning.

abritdifferent said...

That brought a smile to my face.

Jennifer said...

wow! congrats to Zach!! WAY TO GO.
AND what good news about being accepted and the scholarship too! ;) hehe!

Good news all around! I hope he is happy and will enjoy college!

you and your wife must be very proud. you did a great job with him. :)

xoxoxoxo

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Congrats for Zach!

nicole said...

I laughed out loud about the jail part - too cute :D
And congratulations on the scholarship - job well done :D!