Some time back, I mentioned that our daughter had begun university. Last night brought her to the end of her first journey. She graduated with honors with a double major. She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies as well as a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She also gradated from the prestigious Honors College of her school. Her next goal is to earn a Pharmacy degree. To that effect, she took her PCAT about a month ago and scored a 94 composite score in her first and only sitting.

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ksazma posted:

Some time back, I mentioned that our daughter had begun university. Last night brought her to the end of her first journey. She graduated with honors with a double major. She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies as well as a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She also gradated from the prestigious Honors College of her school. Her next goal is to earn a Pharmacy degree. To that effect, she took her PCAT about a month ago and scored a 94 composite score in her first and only sitting.

You've earned bragging rights brother. Congratulations to your daughter on her first of many accomplishments and congratulations to both you and your wife for the job you did raising her.

We are very fortunate in that we paid virtually nothing for our daughter to get these two degrees since she was on a full scholarship from FIU. State of Florida has a program called Bright Futures where a high school students gets paid per college credit taken. Because of her high school grades, she was able to bank over $12k on this alone. I had bought a college tuition plan for her when she was little for about $8k.  I can now cash that in for over $9k which goes to her. She ended up making more than $20k on her college.

Not to be completely ignored, we also received a letter from our son's school inviting him to spend his junior and senior HS years attending our county's community college. This is designed to allow him to earn an AA degree and his HS diploma in 2021. He currently has a 5.2 GPA and is number 2 at his school's class of 2021. This is a good program not only because it is completely free but more importantly, it presents the opportunity for one to earn their Bachelors degree by the time they are 20. My cousin's daugher who utilized this was able to graduate before her 21st birthday and earn her Physicians Assistant degree before her 23rd birthday. My daughter was also invited but she didn't want to do it as she wanted to completely experience her high school. She can still earn a somewhat doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) in 3 to 4 years which will still be a good position to be in.

All praises are due to Allah, the Provider and Cherisher of the worlds.

Ksaz I am glad the kids take after their mom😀 Just kidding. 

Kids are under so much pressure these days with competition for scores. My little one scored in the 94th percentile on the PSAT, she just turned 16.  She said ‘ mom just save ur money, now you will see all the colleges come looking for me. Merit scholarships are hard to come by so lucky you Ksaz.

alena06 posted:

Ksaz I am glad the kids take after their mom😀 Just kidding. 

Kids are under so much pressure these days with competition for scores. My little one scored in the 94th percentile on the PSAT, she just turned 16.  She said ‘ mom just save ur money, now you will see all the colleges come looking for me. Merit scholarships are hard to come by so lucky you Ksaz.

Lena, given that I am a canecutter, the kids must take after their mom when it comes to their education. 

When our daughter came out of the her PCAT class, she texted us that she got a 94 composite score. Because I am accustomed to them getting good grades, my initial thought was that was not good but I didn't share that reaction with her. When I learnt of how others did, I realized that she did pretty good. The top PCAT performers score between 95 and 99 so her 94 is a blessing. I was also cautioned by others that when students take their MCAT or PCAT, they sometimes leave a corridor of tears behind them. I guess that it is the same with kids taking other college aptitude tests also.

That 94th percentile on the PSAT is really good. Congrats to your daughter. She will go a very far way. Our son is now 15 and he scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT this year as well as last year. His passion for reading has really served him well in broadening his knowledge. He  does have a good chance of getting into the College Academy next year so this could be his last year in high school. He is already taking college classes from Broward College.

Thanks again for your kind words.

kp posted:
ksazma posted:

Thank you all for your kind words.

So I know your daughter was busy studying , what were you doing for the while?

Just chillin kp. I have lost some of the joy of posting on Political. Maybe it will come back or maybe it will not. Right now, it is not there. Hope you and your family are doing well.

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