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Awesome news this week..

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by kiwimum, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. kiwimum

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    In amongst all the sadness, we did get some good news.

    Sam (our oldest) applied for a spot at Nanocamp in January. It is a week of science for budding scientists at one of our major universities. You have to be invited to apply and it involves working with top NZ researchers. All expenses are paid including travel from anywhere in NZ.

    Out of approximately 300 students, only the top 20 or so are chosen, and Sam was one of them!! Apparently he had one of the best applications!:)

    We are so proud of him and it bought a smile to our faces at a time of great sadness.

    And don't bother asking me what Nanotechnology is or what they will be doing. I looked at the website and they lost me at the first sentence! :eek:
     
  2. Jessica L

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    nice! I am sure he is very happy with this news and you proud.
     
  3. emm142

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    Awesome! Huge congratulations to Sam; it sounds really cool. :cwds:
     
  4. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Congratulations to Sam!
     
  5. kiwimum

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    Thanks guys. We now suspect he may have been swapped at birth!!:D
    We are at a complete loss as to where he gets the scientific brains from cause it certainly aint from either of us!!
     
  6. CJ's Mom

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    What wonderful news! Congratulations!
     
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    Thanks for sharing some good news. We all need to hear about happy things. I hope we can find some program like Sam's for our little science geek. :)
     
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    Congrats to Sam!
     
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    Now that is good news! Congrats!
     
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    That is so exciting Deb! Ive heard a little about nanotechnology and it sounds like where the future lies. Sams gonna be rich and famous and be able to take real good care of his folks:D
     
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    Deb, that's great! Congrats to Sam.
     
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    Well done Sam!!! :)
     
  13. kiwimum

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    Umm, yes! That is our long term plan! :D
    He wants to be a Chemist specialising in organics :confused: Apparently it is all based around carbon:confused: It means he will be able to work in the oil industry, space industry and all sorts of things.

    As long as he is happy..... the NanoCamp is to open his eyes to other science possibilities....
     
  14. Lee

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    That is an amazing accomplishment and one he will take pride in for the rest of his life!
     
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    Congratulations, that is a great achievement!! :)
     
  16. kiwikid

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    So Cool that he got in... I know you were proud when he got to first stage of applications - this is great! :cwds:
     
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    Wonderful. I am sure your child was not swapped at birth but just got what he needed from you both at birth and in his raising. I really believe that the world needs and should value people with a huge variety of talents. This child has one type (of talent) and I who love raising kids has another type. All are wonderful but all should be celebrated. So again Congrats to him and to his folks who support him. Hope he has fun at camp and it is an honor! :)Ali
     
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    Congrats to Sam!!!! Well done!!

    Debs, you guys must be so proud!!! :D
     
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    WOW That is AWESOME! That is huge!:D
     

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