The University of Tennessee club hockey team will wrap up the 2010-11 season this Saturday against Vanderbilt University, starting a new tradition on a special stage.
So I know you’re thinking…if you win one of the scholarships, won’t that get you into Harvard? I hate being the bearer of bad news, but no. The issue is that pretty much every National Merit Scholarship Scholar is applying to Harvard. It’s not going to differentiate you from the pack there. It might help a great deal if your sights are set on a less selective school, though.
Pick up a part-time job. Any earnings will be directly deposited into a special bank account used only for school. If the student already has one, this could be a second income set aside only for higher learning.
It astounds me how clueless high school seniors are when it comes to how to pay for college education. In January, when I start asking about college and Scholarship plans, they many of them have made no plans or inquiries. It might be because they are used to mom and dad taking care of everything. It may be because they procrastinate, but regardless of the reason, and regardless of mom and dad’s best intentions, you may really need to take this issue into your own hands.
Yes, you’ll still gain the Freshman 15 at Tulane University. But your fifteen pounds won’t be wasted on cafeteria food and pizza. Your extra weight will be fed by the wealth of luxe restaurants situated within the New Orleans city limits. Local dishes such as jambalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo, and crawfish etouffee stir the hearts and stomachs of New Orleans newbies and natives alike.
Grief is also instrumental in getting us the support we need from others during our time of bereavement. People do things for us that we would normally be expected to do ourselves. Again, please don’t think that I am suggesting that a grieving person wakes up and “decides” to grieve so someone will stop by the house with a meal. None of this is conscious but I’m merely pointing out the potential advantages of grief.
Homeschooled children not only seem contented and well adjusted, but they are well-rounded, getting in to good colleges, and excelling in their adult lives. Homeschooled children and their parents definitely like it.