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Bambi
06-08-2010, 11:14 PM
tonight was the night that they give out the award at my son's high school. He recieved his scholarship to the Royal Military College. He was one of 6 in the province (35 nation wide) to be accepted into the Mechanical-Electrical Engineering program. His education is completely paid for and when he graduates he will be an officer. He will owe the government 4 years of service and then it's up to him. To say we are proud is a bit of an understatement. :D
this is the presentation-Alec is the one on the right.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4684141544_028d148172.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4683510783_4b02b64e0d.jpg

Iguanasan
06-09-2010, 12:00 AM
Congratulations! :clap::clap::clap:

Grant
06-09-2010, 12:17 AM
To say we are proud is a bit of an understatement. :D

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I bet they can see you beaming all way over in Vancouver. Congratulations to all involved, well done!

JAS_Photo
06-09-2010, 03:03 AM
Congrats!

edG
06-09-2010, 05:36 AM
Congratulations to your son and you.

casil403
06-09-2010, 05:39 AM
Congrats B and Alec...that is an awesome accomplishment and you should both brag and be proud. :)

Bambi
06-09-2010, 08:12 AM
thanks everyone for tolerating such shameless mother pride. :thumbup:

Marko
06-09-2010, 10:30 AM
I can feel your pride through the keystrokes and it's very touching - I just love emotion, especially good emotion. :goodvibes :grouphug:

My hardiest congratulations to your whole family,

Sincerely,

Marko

ericmark
06-09-2010, 02:43 PM
Congratulations I hope he's good at maths! He will need it for that trade. Maybe he will be able to explain the limitations of CCD and how to apply normalisation to show usable EV range?

Foots
06-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Congratulations, Alec and Bambi! Bambi, I am sure if Alec is 1/2 as driven as you are, he will succeed at everythings. Enjoy your success, both of you.

Bambi
06-09-2010, 03:54 PM
I can feel your pride through the keystrokes and it's very touching - I just love emotion, especially good emotion. :goodvibes :grouphug:

My hardiest congratulations to your whole family,

Sincerely,

Marko

thanks Marko. His first year he will be just outside Montreal. He's looking forward to meeting some Quebec girls. :rolleyes:


Congratulations I hope he's good at maths! He will need it for that trade. Maybe he will be able to explain the limitations of CCD and how to apply normalisation to show usable EV range?

He's great at math. Gets it from his father, not me. He tried to explain logarithms to me and my head spun. :confused:


Congratulations, Alec and Bambi! Bambi, I am sure if Alec is 1/2 as driven as you are, he will succeed at everythings. Enjoy your success, both of you.
it was funny- for him school was something to be endured until he found his path then he took off. He went from being a 'C' student to a 92 average. :eek:

Matt K.
06-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Bambi ... this is a mixed blessing, for sure, great achievement, but what would worry me to no end is the 4 years after graduation. My son volunteered for the reserves, and, as a conscienscious objector, I am wrestling with his decision. Hopefully the world will be peaceful in a short time, then we would not to have to worry about our offspring being blown away by some IED while on duty in some far away country. My heart goes out to you as a parent.

Bambi
06-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Bambi ... this is a mixed blessing, for sure, great achievement, but what would worry me to no end is the 4 years after graduation. My son volunteered for the reserves, and, as a conscienscious objector, I am wrestling with his decision. Hopefully the world will be peaceful in a short time, then we would not to have to worry about our offspring being blown away by some IED while on duty in some far away country. My heart goes out to you as a parent.

I do agree that it's a worry. But being a parent requires us to manage the worry and let them find their path. Ed and I decided that we would never try to push our kids to the careers that we wanted. We have seen how that never works out and is unfair. As a result I have on pursuing a Bach. of Fine Arts and another in the military. To be honest I am more worried about training accidents. However, my father, both uncles and grandfathers were all in the military so I have a sense of the sacrifice required. We did make sure to tell him (when he first came to us with this idea) to make sure he was pursuing this option because he wanted a military career, not for a 'free' education.

kat
06-09-2010, 09:53 PM
This is wonderful! Congrats! Once, many years ago, I was debating on that route. :)

Greg_Nuspel
06-09-2010, 10:43 PM
It's a wonderful thing to see your little boy grow up to be a man that you can be proud of.

Bambi
06-10-2010, 08:53 AM
thanks Kat and Greg. :)

Hillbillygirl
06-13-2010, 07:05 AM
And so you should be proud Bambi. Sounds like you both did a wonderful job at parenting this young man into what he is today. Congrat's to every one of you.
And thanks for sharing this wonderful moment with us.

ericmark
06-13-2010, 09:13 AM
He's great at math. Gets it from his father, not me. He tried to explain logarithms to me and my head spun. :confused:

Not surprised. I though logarithms were just a way of adding numbers to multiply and they came in a book (Knotts or Castles) but when I returned to schooling I found they were far more useful and even in the day of the calculator still a powerful tool.

I was reading about CCD amplification and how to use Normal Distribution to work out the minimum usable light. OK I understand the general principles but no way could I use the maths.

The same goes for many of the other calculations we could do in our hobby. Amount of light entering a lens for example.

Maybe you could get him to do a simple explanation of maths used in photography?

Kidding I would not understand it if he did. However having done my degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering I know what he is letting himself into and I do wish him the best of luck.

It seems high percent of engineers are dyslexic if he is do make sure he has the help required.

All best Eric

Rinkdaddy
06-13-2010, 12:05 PM
It is great to be part of your children's accomplishments. You should be proud.:thumbup:

Bambi
06-13-2010, 01:16 PM
thanks guys. We were quite firm when they were younger and it seems to have paid off. :)

jumpinjimmyjava
06-19-2010, 10:06 PM
WOW, quite an accomplishment Bambi. I am sure he will succeed and all Canadians will be proud of Alec - jimmy :)

Bambi
06-20-2010, 10:05 PM
Thanks Jimmy! :)