A Successful Week

Gamma has had a string of successes this week, though she had to work hard for each and every one.

Thursday was one of those infamous hell-days known well to juniors at the high school: the national German exam, an AP Physics test, Major Author due for Jr. AP, and an AP US History paper due.

By the time she got home, she was wiped out.  The good part was, her new iPod Touch arrived, that she purchased with her own earnings from babysitting.  She’s had it plugged in almost continuously ever since — listening to music, playing with the various applications, surfing the web, and checking her e-mail.

On Friday, we learned that she scored an "A" in Physics on her report card.  On Saturday, she went to the All-East Orchestra tryouts, but she seemed convinced that she didn’t make it, having messed up her prepared piece "pretty bad."

Last night, we learned that she did indeed make All-East, so she’ll be playing at the Park Vista in Gatlinburg next month.  This morning, we found out that she was also successful in her audition for the new Oak Ridge Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is pretty exciting.

All told, it was a pretty darn successful first week back in school.  Needless to say, I’m pleased.

If only the rest of us can keep up with her, it’ll all be good.

7 Responses to “A Successful Week”

  1. on 11 Jan 2009 at 3:24 pm Joel

    Mazel tov!

  2. on 11 Jan 2009 at 9:49 pm Bell

    Go Gamma!!! So proud.

  3. on 11 Jan 2009 at 10:22 pm James Mauk

    I remember doing all state east at the park vista back in my day. Haha, that’s great!

    Congrats galore to Gamma!

    I played euphonium, btw.

  4. on 12 Jan 2009 at 5:51 am girlfriend

    Great Job Gamma and congrats to you and HWTFM. You have done a good job parenting.

  5. on 12 Jan 2009 at 9:10 am Punk HP

    What a wonderful blessing of a child.

  6. on 12 Jan 2009 at 3:54 pm dream raker

    Good parenting pays off in the long run.

  7. on 18 Jan 2009 at 12:56 am Mike

    Congrats Ms. Gamma. My young Hannah is in awe of your accomplishments.

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