Alright guys, normally bragging isn’t my thing, but I’m going to do it today, because I’m just so stinking proud of my oldest daughter, Emily. She’s 12 years old and in 7th grade.
Earlier in the school year, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) invited the top 5% of 7th grade students in the U.S. to take the ACT or SAT early to see if they qualified for the Duke TIP gifted program, and she was invited to participate. Pretty cool.
So, she took the ACT in February, and yesterday we found out that she got into the program. She’s so excited (and we are too).
Now, that she’s in, she has the opportunity to take a three week summer program for gifted kids. But there’s a big catch: it going to cost $3,800, plus travel expenses. Yep, that price tag pretty much made me fall over in shock. I had no idea it would be so expensive.
And to make it even more shocking, the money is due May 1. Yikes!
So, now I’m going to turn off the bragging, and ask you for a favor (and that’s not something I’m very good at).
There’s no room for this expense in our budget right now, and since we have just over six weeks to raise the money, we decided to set up a Go Fund Me campaign.
If you’d like to help us send Emily to nerd camp, you can make a donation here. We appreciate anything you are able to do to help (even if it’s just keeping your fingers crossed for us).
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming …