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April 23rd, 2004

wow @ 09:14 pm

I haven't done much today but what just happened makes up for my inactivity. Today was the chemical engineering spring banquet. Basically, you go to a hotel or some place they haev set up, and you eat tasty free food and have a good time meeting with your friends etc. They also gve out awards and scholarships. You never know if you're going to get a scholarship or award or not, you just go and get it.

Anwyay, I got a call from Col. Myers, one of my most avid readers, and my advisor. The conversation was like this:

Me: Hello?
Colonel: Hey Noel, what are you up to tonight?
Me: Not much, not much at all. How are you?
Colonel: Well, that's understandable you're not doing much, I'm at the spring banquet.
Silence on the line as I wonder how he's at the spring banquet and I hear absolutely nothing on the phone.
Me: Ah yes, that's understandable as well, what can I help you with?
Colonel: We jus wanted to call you and tell you that you've received the Tracy KEarn scholarship
More silence on the line.
Me: Oh wlw, I can't believe it.
I kind of felt like I was in the spotlight or something, like I won a huge prize. It was like I was on a huge radio ro tv show and I was and am amazed.
me: (General thanks and banter)
Colonel: Well, you're welcome and you deserved it. Everyone wants to tell you to come back as soon as you can.
Me: I'll be back soon definitely.
Colonel: Well, I can't keep going on with this conversation because we have other things to do here, so we'll talk to you later.
And then there was applause.

The story of this scholarship is this. Tracy was in her fourth year at the university getting a chemical engineering degree. She was diagnosed that year with luchemia and went into the hospital. Even though she was obviously terminal. So, two weeks before she died and all her courses completed, she was presented with a diploma. She wanted some money to be set aside to be given to a student who has overcome a challenge or an obstacle.

Yes I've overcome an obstacle I'll give them that, but I think the most amazing thing is that I was honored enough to get it in her honor. I don't know how much its worth, but the symbol, the honor of getting it is much more importnat. Money doesn't matter to me even though it will help, I just feel so touched.
 
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From:sunnyblue
Date:April 23rd, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
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CONGRATULATIONS! You are most deserving of this.
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From:djner
Date:April 23rd, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I'm still reeling over here.
From:mel_nic
Date:April 23rd, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations...I'm certain that you will live up to the honor bestowed upon you...:)
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From:djner
Date:April 23rd, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I certainly hope I will, I have a long life and lots to do though before I fully think I can say that I have.
From:aida_melodica
Date:April 23rd, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)

Woohoo!

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Oh how cool is that?! You deserve every honor you get! I don't know much about any kind of engineering, but from your journal entries, you seem like a very intelligent, creative mind. Good luck in the rest of your educational life.
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From:djner
Date:April 23rd, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Woohoo!

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Engineering is a scary crazy world. Glad you're enjoying reading about my life, and i appreciate your comment.
From:buffalogal
Date:April 23rd, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic! Congratulations! Oh wait, I'm not supposed to be here! *goes back to packing*
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From:djner
Date:April 23rd, 2004 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :), now back to packing!!! Sucks to move doesn't it?
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From:arkiewriter
Date:April 24th, 2004 05:36 am (UTC)
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Congratulations. It's nice that they honor her memory by helping others... keeping that spirit of generousity alive. I'm sure you'll do wonderfully well with it!
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From:puppybraille
Date:April 24th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
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That's so awesome! You definitely deserve it!! I don't usually get to talk to you accept through comments in journals. But it's so obvious you deserve it!
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From:sgenlaiche
Date:April 25th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)

*HUGS*

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Oh My God, Ner! I am so happy for you! Congrats and all of that! You truly do deserve this award and probably ten times more than you realize. Everyon has been asking about you at Brough, students going thru the line as well as the workers and managers. All of them send their love and best wishes! I can't wait to tell them the good news. We all miss you dearly and can't wait for you to come back! So hurry up, man! I am proud to say that you are my brother, and I only hope that I have one slight little iota of the drive, determination and pure stubborness that you do. Congrats!
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From:djner
Date:April 25th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)

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Tell everyone I said hi and that at some point this summer I'll be back there at Brough, even if it is as they tell me, "camp food". Thanks for the well wishes, it means a lot that you are my brother too. Keep it real.
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Date:April 25th, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)

from mm

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noel...what an honor....it's miss marsha here...just read your entry for today and what a wonderful way to be recognized! congratulations...you are indeed a remarkable person and student! i feel honored just to know you, (and be able to teach you about spoons!)
hang in there....looking forward to reading the book....send it with your mom on may 15th if i don't get to little rock before then...ALWAYS AMAZED AND IMPRESSED BY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! MM

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