Thursday, March 24, 2011

College hunting - the search begins

The college search has begun for Katie. We saw Stanford University when we were on vacation in California - what a beautiful campus. What kid wouldn't want to go there?
Katie has been leaning towards West Point or the Naval Academy and has been accepted into both of their leadership seminars this summer.
She is going to have a busy June!

We visited West Point this past Tuesday. It was an amazing experience!

The admissions office:

The room where we had our "briefing"

The students each had the opportunity to shadow a cadet through their classes and a meal - they had lunch with the cadets in the mess hall.

The parents got to have a question and answer session with a cadet, then go on a tour of the campus. Our parents' tour guide:

The cadets line up in formation before lunch in front of the mess hall
every Monday through Friday:

After lunch, we took some pictures with Katie - here she is with General Patton!

She really enjoyed her time there. I think that it will be hard to beat.


  1. Best wishes to your daughter! This is an exciting time!

  2. Wow, what an adventure! Good luck finding the right college for Katie!

  3. Wowwwwwwww! Good for her!! Loving the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. wow! what great choices she has ahead of her! Fabulous photos Sharon!

  5. Great photos! She must be so very excited! I'm with Marlene in saying that you must be very proud of her.

  6. Oh what an exciting moment in life! You must be so proud! :)

    P/s: Stanford does have a nice campus...I drove past when I was in California..

  7. oh, good luck with this huge decision :) how exciting for her xx thanks so much for the lovely comments

  8. Great photos,i hope she is happy wherever she goes,with a Mother like you i am sure she will be amazing

  9. Hey- I've been there! Took a tour in '01- what a beautiful campus and thoroughly historical place. (As you know, I loves me some history!)
    She would do great wherever she goes, but there's just something special about West Point.
    Best wishes to her and her future!

  10. Oh how exciting! And what an honor for Katie! I know that you will find the best school for her and in the meantime enjoy those special times and little trips you get to take together. Isn't it amazing at how fast they grow up!!!

  11. How exciting and what very beautiful pictures so amazing.

    have a very great weekend hugs Carla

  12. gorgeous!! Good luck to your daughter.

  13. You should be one very proud Momma! Such an exciting time for her and for your family.

  14. Good for her...a girl with plans! Enjoy this exciting time~

  15. West Point? You and your DH must be thrilled. So many wonderful steps ahead of Katie. May she enjoy whatever road she chooses.


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