Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Jake! Yoohoo! Don't miss this post. I talk about you.

Ok, first off, I have a mini-brag. Jake missed out on the sat's last spring because he had mono. So we paid our penalty fee and rescheduled for September. And December, because they say it's good to take it more than once. We got the September scores and they were pretty good. The site tells you the average number of additional points kids with your particular score are likely to get with a second test. Jake's was around nine additional points per section (three sections). So we got the December scores and Jake scored 150 points higher! Go, Jake! Of course, this makes me wonder whether he slept through the first one.

The scores were actually available a couple of weeks ago and recently the essay details were made available and we were able to actually see the essay that Jake wrote. Jake argued his side with examples from Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein and Joe Strummer. :sigh: I'm not sure whether to be worried or proud that he can incorporate his music into damn near everything.

Oh, and his application essay for the second college includes a bit about his decision to learn how to knit. My boy.

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Blogger Nicki said...

Wow, that's awesome! I hope my kids grow up to be half as together! You should be so proud :-)

1/09/2007 6:03 PM  
Blogger Angela Martínez said...

150 points?! That's insanely awesome! Just wait for those acceptance letters to start pouring in.

That Jake, he's one cool kid. (And a smart one, too!)

1/09/2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger Pearls Mother said...

congrats to jake and his proud mom.

1/10/2007 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

The brilliance of combining Joe with Abe and Al is stunning. I want to read the essay!

1/10/2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Thanks, guys! I was pretty (pleasantly) surprised. Nicki--your brilliant boys are going to get perfect scores. Mark my words. And Angie, I'm bummed that this score came in after the early decision deadline for school choice #1, but it was sent there (just in case he isn't in with that deadline, for the regular admissions date), so hopefully they will peek at it. Fingers crossed.

And, Debbie--is that you, my cousin, or another Debbie? Abe, Al and Joe. You have me laughing.

1/10/2007 4:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Did you tell Jake about his invitation to the Grammy's? (rehearsals ;)
We figured we'd alternate days with Lydia, while the other one of us goes with Jake.

1/10/2007 6:33 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Laura--I need to talk to you about details, if Josh is serious. Jake is ready to grab his money out of the bank and buy a ticket.

1/11/2007 9:15 AM  

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