Our son went away in August 2003 to junior college to play baseball. He signed early and recieved a quite nice scholarship. The first year he played fall and spring, they were ranked (NJCAA)in the top ten a few times, and he had a great college experience. His sophomore year, he was playing in the fall, was injured, and didn't play this spring.
This past Saturday he graduated with an assoc. degree. He didn't graduate high school due to our state's proficiency tests that he wasn't able to pass. He completed his degree in 2 years. After the ceremony we were talking and we both found it remarkable that no other boy he had played ball with at his college had graduated with him. I thought that was kind of sad.
In August, he is going on to pursue his bachelor's degree. He will enter a junior, all but maybe 1 of his classes will transfer. I don't know if he will play basball there, but I am sure that come August, he will be trying to walk on.
I cannot give this website enough credit for the wealth of knowledge available here. About doing my homework, about how important it is for the right fit for a college to be for the kid. I am so grateful for what I've learned here and I realize how much better off he is in life because of the opportunities I learned about here.
Like I said before, he went to junior college to play baseball. He stayed and thrived because of the many things he learned after he got there. Somewhere along the way he gained some insight about the importance of an education and a desire to be educated.
Thank you to everyone here and what you continue to contribute on a daily basis. I am a grateful mom. Count us as another HSBBW success.