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Lots of good news and great HUGS :)

momofthreemomofthree 1416 replies70 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
edited April 2005 in Parents Forum
Hi friends,

Well, this week has been filled with a lot of goodness for my son, and I have to share a bit of it! Today has been a day of hugs, with good news from Swarthmore and from Brown. He had heard Monday that he got into Pomona, and within the two weeks previous to that, got a full ride to Rhodes and into Sewanee. The rejection from Yale, also today, of course, was couched in so much happiness, I don't think he felt it.

So I am basking in the hugs and good feelings. This process has been so much more fun because I have been able to share it with you, my friends on CC.
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  • overanxious motheroveranxious mother 302 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 325 Member
    Wow!! Congratulations to you and your son...what an impressive group of accept's...never has it been so incredibly clear as this week just how "crapshoot" the crapshoot schools are...so glad to hear the Yale reject is rolling off your backs...will be so interested to hear about the final choice...it's an incredible set of choices...enjoy this success...it's so great!
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  • cheerscheers 5054 replies109 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,163 Senior Member
    Wowza! Who is in charge of that cyber champagne? I'm buying the next round for Mof3 and her S!
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  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom 24049 replies804 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,853 Senior Member
    Congratuations! He has wonderful choices!
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  • yulsieyulsie 747 replies57 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 804 Member
    Congratulations! What a tasty feast he has in front of him, wonderful schools to choose from!
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  • momofthreemomofthree 1416 replies70 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,486 Senior Member
    OOPs, I forgot to mention the good news from Wash U earlier and that may be the top choice. Y'all are very sweet! Thanks!
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  • soozievtsoozievt 31372 replies371 discussionsRegistered User, ! Posts: 31,743 Senior Member
    I am so proud of your son and he is not even mine, lol. Really, he cleaned up. I think the Yale result could not have stung so much amongst such riches. I hope he has fun deciding among his wonderful choices. If ya have any questions about Brown, you know where to find me.

    Congrats and enjoy!
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  • AlumotherAlumother 6109 replies130 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6,239 Senior Member
    Swarthmore and Brown?????? WashU?????How about a cyberdance? The cyberPony? Oh wait, too dated. The cybertap. Yes. So many congratulations and so much celebration.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20644 replies1977 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 22,621 Super Moderator

    You are really having a joyous year, a wedding for your daughter and some wonderful acceptances for your son. You must be so proud of both of them (all 3, but we have heard about the great things that child # 3 has done-yet).

    Congratulations and big hugs to all.
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  • berurahberurah 4478 replies82 discussions- Posts: 4,560 Senior Member
    OMG momofthree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so TOTALLY thrilled for your obviously very gifted and immensely talented son! Oh my!!!! What well-deserved and awesome GREAT news! It's funny...I feel the pride for these kids as if they were another of my own (who would notice an extra in my house anyway??). Now the fun part....the decision!! Keep us posted, O.K.

    Many hugs and pats on the back for your son! ~berurah
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  • interesteddadinteresteddad 23879 replies298 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,177 Senior Member
    Wow. Congratulations.

    We never visited because the logistics from New England really didn't make that much sense, but I have been impressed by everything I've read and heard about Pomona. I think their model (five LACs sharing infrastructure to achieve the combined scale of a mid-size University) is not only interesting, but probably better for undergrad education than what Pomona would have become had it become a mid-size University.

    People tend to group Swarthmore with Williams/Amherst, but I tend to think that Swarthmore and Pomona are actually more similar and may share more of the same applicant pool, but in settings with very different cultures, old East Coast versus suburban SoCal. Ran into the mother of a Pomona junior arriving for a semester at Swat during orientation last fall. The two schools have a reciprocal exchange program. I keep dropping hints to my daughter about that program. There seemed to be a lot of Pomona, Harvey Mudd, and Swarthmore overlap among the kids my D met at Ride the Tide last year as well.

    A good college friend of my wife has a son who is freshman at Pomona this year and, from all reports, likes it a lot.
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  • chocoholicchocoholic 2898 replies97 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,995 Senior Member
    ***congratulations....all Awesome Schools***
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  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout 5289 replies169 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    Oh wow - I am so happy for sonofthree! Those are amazing schools; I look forward to hearing about the decision process (now that it's on your side). So many colleges, so many t-shirts.

    Daughter and I went to a presentation last year of Swarthmore, Pomona, Carleton and Bowdoin. Swarthmore and Pomona definitely had the same kind of feel. (Of course, D preferred Carleton and Bowdoin!)
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  • momrathmomrath 5937 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,976 Senior Member
    momofthree, Great choices! Congratulations to you and your son. My son has close friends at all three, Brown, Swarthmore and Pomona. What a wonderful position to be in to have to choose among those terrific schools.
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  • wish_it_was_aprilwish_it_was_april 556 replies47 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 603 Member
    Congratulations! My D also considered B, S and P. I am sure your S will be happy wherever he ends up - but I can understand why he liked those! Enjoy the celebrations!
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  • texastaximomtexastaximom 1063 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,080 Senior Member
    My son is visiting Pomona in three weeks. I tried to tag along....

    congrats to your son on all those wonderful acceptances!
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