Saturday, March 19, 2011


So now Michael has gotten accepted into the second of two high schools to which he'd applied: Sonoma Academy! Still have to decide where he'll go, but for now, we celebrate his progress yet again, as manifested by this to-be-bronzed Letter from the Admissions Director:
Dear Michael:

On behalf of the Sonoma Academy Admissions Committee, I am happy to tell you that you have been accepted to the Class of 2015.

Sonoma Academy seeks students who are creative, ethical, and committed to learning. Through our admissions process, we try to evaluate each student’s interest, desire, and motivation to achieve at a high level in our college preparatory program. Michael, you impressed me with your enthusiasm for learning and mastering various subjects, despite facing different challenges.

During your family interview, we discovered that you have a hunger for more education and want to pursue your interests in humanities and in other cultures—all of which you will be able to do at SA, and more. We believe you are capable of thriving in and adding to our vibrant learning community.

We have reserved a place for you in the 9th-grade class and look forward to welcoming you to Sonoma Academy.

In addition to taking high-level academic courses, at Sonoma Academy you will have opportunities to deepen or expand your skills in athletics, performing and visual arts. You will also have the chance to participate in our Intersession program. During Intersession, students have traveled to China, Honduras, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, France, and to the Mojave Desert for a Vision Quest.

Thank you for the time and attention you invested in the application process. ...

I could go on but might just become obnoxious with preening -- something that you all know I'm always careful not to do....

Here's the subject of my preening!