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Yes Sir! You and your wife have a lot to be. proud of and have been very blessed, indeed!


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Has your son thought about applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship?


Yes he has and up until his senior year and deciding on Norwich, AFROTC was not an option he would have considered.

He and his sister are doing everything they can to graduate with as little debt as possible. AFROTC would aid him considerably. He went made it through to the third round of reviews this last spring.

Ultimately I think two things worked against him. At the time of his interview, he was still 16. He had spent the last year under covid and at-home learning. There are few opportunities to distinguish his leadership skills in those forums. The second major factor is that he missed out on a whole year of grades. He went from 3rd in his class to 33rd based on credits earned and weighted classes.

The LT of the local JRotc gave him some good advice and Navy PT gear. If the AF won't take you, I'll write a recommendation to Norwich's navy board/contingent. So as of now he is a candidate for AFROTC and looking to either pick up a 4-year scholarship 2nd term or a 3 year ROTC scholarship his sophomore year. Most ROTC scholarships are 3 years. (80% or more)

One of his 3 roommates is a 4 year Navy scholarship in mechanical engineering. All of his roommates are either Physics or mechanical engineering students.

We heard back from him last night via email. He said he had 'Fun,' in his first classes. This is from a young man who thinks adjectives are a waste of letters. All in all, I have never seen him happier or more excited.

My daughter is doing well. Her school has a comprehensive program to engage freshmen and teach them how to succeed. As it is an all-girls school, there is a lot of sisterhood themes going on. Last night she and the friends she made on the pre-arrival outdoor class had a blast. She was non-plussed about her German text book costing her 200 bucks.

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One of my good friends who passed a few years back graduated from Norwich, he and his fellow classmates got together annually after graduation. Mac spent a tour in Vietnam as a tank commander, remember him telling me that the first time he was shot at when up top he dumped every round out of the 50 and burnt the barrel up so bad that shots were going everywhere LOL.

Your son should make life long friends from there, I know Mac loved the place...


I have been on many campuses and around many colleges where the alumni would consider themselves a cult. I have never experienced a kinship as both Hollins and Norwich have. They are polar opposites but as tightly woven and strong as steel. My kids were very discerning in their choices of schools. I have to applaud them both for the level of maturity it took to plan ahead and focus on these two institutions.

I do have to chuckle at how my son chose to introduce himself to the Norwich Alumni send-off.

There is a line of the new freshman class, the first three are ramrod straight. 'I am going Corps, Rotc, major, and sport.'

My son, hands in his pockets. 'Yeah, I am happy to be attending. Dual major, and I just want to build shit.'
 
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Congrats to you and them too. Well done! You should be very proud.



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My son made it through homecoming weekend, and all the shenanigans that the upperclassmen put the Rooks through. He's there, he's enjoying it as much as he will ever admit.

He is in two photos here featured on the NU Newsroom.
https://www.norwich.edu/news/3...d-nitrogen-ice-cream



He is the one stirring the pot, pun intended, and the one at the end of the hall in the bottom photo.

He apparently, as his roommates shouted it out last week, is the defacto company tutor for chemistry, physics, and math. With a line waiting out the dorm door.

He and his three roommates are 1 of two rooms that have not been shifted around. Which says a lot about those four young men.


We spoke to my daughter this weekend, she picked up some weekend work felling trees with her boyfriend's parents' company. Her classes are doing well also. She enjoys the weekly concert series, the music group she is in, puts on at a local church.

So, they seem to be doing well, which for us parents, is a relief.
 
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I congratulate you, for a 2 for 2, awesome parents!! I don't know where I went wrong or right but I'm 1 for 2 with two girls 13 years apart. The first a disappointment somewhat, the 2nd is a trooper and makes me happy everyday!


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I congratulate you, for a 2 for 2, awesome parents!! I don't know where I went wrong or right but I'm 1 for 2 with two girls 13 years apart. The first a disappointment somewhat, the 2nd is a trooper and makes me happy everyday!


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Looks like you did a great job and raised some great kids. You should be proud. Congratulations!



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It was a family weekend this last week. We had a long drive up. We set out knowing we would adopt another of my son's Rook brothers to stay with us for the whole weekend. We ended up being blessed with three more.

left to right
RCT Tran Criminal justice major 4-2
RCT Reid Political Science 1-1
RCT Brown Communications 1-3
RCT Kimpton Physics and Mechanical engineering 4-3



RCT Reid and RCT Brown graduated from the same High School as my son this year. None of the three knew that the others had applied to NU. They knew each other casually, but now, it is something more. Neither had a place to go for family weekend. We adopted them along with RCT Tran (who is in the same company as my son). Good food, and lots of sleep. If you are ever worried about the future of this nation, look at these four young men. Fuck me if they could not change the direction of it by the strength of their will and good character. It was an amazing time, and I am proud to have been able to meet them all.

Those in First company had to be back at 1600 on Sunday. So RCT Reid and Brown returned back first. The Cup is full of quarters for laundry. I made sure these men had enough goodies to see them through a few weeks.



RCT Tran and Kimpton had to be back at 2000. I caught my son blinking, and did not realize it until later.


They called their parents, ate, and slept.


These are the three Hannover Hooligans





It was a rough start for First company, both Reid and Brown ended up in quarantine with we think strep. As did much of their company, but they put up a great showing for the parade drills on Saturday.

Fourth company did very well, taking the Individual drill award home.
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What did the young men have to say about the school? the Corps?
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Most excellent job done by all. Their is hope for American with kids like these in the works!



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Well done by all, mom and dad in particular. Kids don’t turn out like yours by accident.


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