Monday, January 28, 2008

Good news with a little bad

First about the tournament. It was almost a perfect day. We started close to on time at 7:45 Saturday morning and despite getting 15 minutes behind in debate, we actually ended up finishing about 15 minutes early. Most of my judges showed up, but we did have to use a few replacements. Thankfully the coaches are good about that. We finally entered enough extra competitors so that almost all the events were qualifying for TFA points. I went about 100 miles per hour all day with only a few brief moments were I actually was able to sit for a few minutes. My students were outstanding. I received compliments about them all day. All the coaches seemed pleased with how the tournament was run. I received several compliments there. All of the students on Josh's team told me how much they loved my tournament. Josh had talked it up to them telling them how good it would be. Today during the announcements our principal read a letter that he received from one of the school board members who has been one of our judges for many years. She also remarked on how well the tournament went and what a good job the students did.
Today the only problems I encountered was that one of the secretary's electric blankets was damaged so it will have to be replaced. The other problem was more major. I seemed to have lost the fee sheets for all my schools that indicated how much they owed and how much they paid. I could print new ones from the program, but they won't be quite accurate because of drop fees and additions that I didn't charge some of the schools. Thankfully after sending out an email to all the schools almost all of them responded with what they paid. I only have one sheet that I need to get feedback on. So much for a perfect tournament. That was my bit of bad news for today.

Now on to the really great news. This is the message that appears on my application status page:

Congratulations! You have been conditionally admitted. Check your acceptance notification for any conditions that may apply.

I haven't received the official letter in the mail, but I did receive an email welcoming me to the library science program with information on registering for classes. I've been accepted to start the summer of 2008. I don't know what the conditions of my admission is. It could be related to my GRE scores or it could be that they haven't received one of my recommendations. Regardless, I think it will be o.k. Tonight I'm going to submit my financial aid applications and see what happens there. That's what will make or break my start to graduate school.


Andrew said...

I am so excited for you! That is fantastic news. You are going to be the next Mrs. Librarian of West Texas. I hope I hear from McDonald's soon. I would really love to start work. I am proud of you and proud to call you a friend!

Terri said...

excellent news! this is what you've been waiting for. You can do it!

abbagirl74 said...

Hooray!!! Good for you! The tournament does sound successful. Anyone could have lost a few papers. Hope you have a great week!

mago said...

Hurra! Good! First step out of the classroom! The rest will follow.

Leann said...

Congrats!! I'm so very excited for you.

Good job on the tournament! It does not surprise me at all that you do such an awesome job!

mapiprincesa! said...

Congratulations, Annabel. It is wonderful when the tournaments go off without a hitch and their is such supportive enthusiasm from not only the student body but also the community at large.

Be well..

Summer said...

I'm catching up here.

Congratulations! I really am so happy to hear this news.