I have! It's fun to catch up, and once we connect on Facebook and follow each other's posts for awhile, it almost seems like we haven't missed so much time.
If you're lucky, there might be some resource that helps you determine what a woman's married name might be. Around here, for example, marriage licenses are publicly available online. So if I wanted to know the married name of an old high school friend, I could look her up in the marriage license database. It's not foolproof. She'll only be in the database if she got married in this county, and it's also possible she might have divorced and remarried in another county or something like that. Yes, I know how stalker-ish that sounds! LOL! But I have to track people down for work a lot and I've learned a few tricks along the way! And I've tracked down a few old friends that way too.
I am a 20 year + attorney. I have no idea what any of the attorneys in my firm majored in for undergrad, and no one has ever asked me what I majored in. I really don't think your undergrad major matters, unless you want to be a patent lawyer (in which case a science or engineering major is an absolute requirement) or maybe tax law (in which accounting might be helpful, but is by no means a requirement). If you are sure you want to go to law school, major in whatever you think will allow you to earn the best GPA and LSAT score, plus help you with critical thinking, writing and public speaking skills. On the other hand, if law school is just something you are considering but aren't sure you'll actually do, you might want to choose a major that will make you marketable in some other field. Good luck!
I am in awe of my kid right now. It's the middle of his sports season, a sport he has played since kindergarten and played year round since sixth grade. This year is his last hurrah and he was really looking forward to it. But for reasons nobody seems to be able to figure out, the coach benched S last week and has yet to put him back in. I'm generally a pretty honest critic (S plays same sport and same position I played in college) and I thought he was playing well. Others have said the same thing. He was also providing strong leadership, particularly for the underclassmen on the team. So to be benched suddenly and without explanation was a real shock. I really thought this would kill S, and judging from what I see of him at home, he is pretty torn up about it. However, he is putting on an enthusiastic face in front of the team - still trying to be that leader. giving everyone high-fives as they come off the field and supporting everyone, including the junior who is now playing in his spot. I couldn't be prouder of the strength and class he is showing. I just wish it would rub off on me.
@Booajo sorry to hear about your S's injury. That's a hard way to end a senior season.
S has a final draft Common App essay done. It is a completely new topic that he started and finished today. I read it, and I think the essay is pretty good in the sense that it says a lot about him, he is the only one who could have written it, and has good structure. He is going to have one of his teachers review it. The only concern I have is that it doesn't directly answer any of the specific prompts. It's close to the adversity / obstacle prompt, but not exactly. How much do you think that matters? I guess if all else fails, he can submit it under the catch-all prompt.