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  • CONGRATS, KATELYN!

    Filed at 8:30 am under by dcobranchi

    Katelyn at the barre

    Katelyn has been dreaming of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts since before we moved here. Yesterday, she took her first step on that path, successfully auditioning for their competitive Summer Intensive program.

    I’m not sure I want her leaving home at the age of 14, but I guess kids (especially dancers) grow up earlier than they used to.

    14 Responses to “CONGRATS, KATELYN!”


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 4th, 2007
    at 9:09 am

    AWESOME! Way to go Katelyn (and Dad). . .


    Comment by
    COD
    February 4th, 2007
    at 9:58 am

    I think I need to set up a filter in my router to block all web searches with the worlds equestrian and school. I don’t want Delaney getting any ideas 😉

    Congrats.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 4th, 2007
    at 10:14 am

    If she does get in to the NCSA high school program, I’ll have to resign my position as home education gadfly as we’ll have one g-schooler. 🙂

    It really is a terrific program. The dancers train a minimum of 5 hours/day 6 days/week. Katelyn’s instructor in DE went to the NCSA college program on scholarship. She then went on to study at Joffrey.

    Like I said– good training.


    Comment by
    COD
    February 4th, 2007
    at 10:34 am

    So then I can I can write a long winded rant about how you sold out your child for a shot at a scholarship 😉


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 4th, 2007
    at 10:58 am

    Yeah, but we haven’t sold out yet. The summer program costs $500/wk.


    Comment by
    COD
    February 4th, 2007
    at 11:44 am

    Just out of curiosity – I looked up a couple of prep schools with nationally ranked equestrian programs. $40K a year is about average.

    Me thinks she’ll be living at home until she is ready to fly the coop on her own!


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    February 4th, 2007
    at 12:03 pm

    You won’t have to resign — the personal experience will add depth to your complaints!


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 4th, 2007
    at 12:29 pm

    “You won’t have to resign — the personal experience will add depth to your complaints!”
    ________________
    Yeah right, good luck with that in this crowd, she said cynically . . .


    Comment by
    Traci
    February 4th, 2007
    at 9:58 pm

    Congrats to you & yours!


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 4th, 2007
    at 10:03 pm

    Traci,

    Someday you can do the “I knew her when” bit. 🙂


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    February 5th, 2007
    at 10:02 am

    Congratulations to all involved.

    Only a small mind would expect you to deny your daughter this opportunity, Daryl, based on the label on the building.

    I haven’t noticed tooooo many small minds around here.

    Gadfly away! 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    Valerie
    February 5th, 2007
    at 1:14 pm

    Heartfelt congratulations to Katelyn, Daryl. I hope she has a grand adventure.


    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    February 5th, 2007
    at 3:07 pm

    I don’t think you’ve sold out. It’s very unlikey she’d have gotten to this point if you hadn’t homeschooled. You’ve enabled her to follow her dreams. Isn’t that why we homeschool?


    Comment by
    Gem
    February 5th, 2007
    at 11:14 pm

    How wonderful! Of course, you know you aren’t a proper homeschooler if you let her leave home or grow up fast — you know we all do this to shelter our kids and keep them at home as long as possible!!!