Saturday, June 30, 2007

Dental School Update

As most of you know I was scheduled to take the DAT this morning. My testing center was in Lynchburg, about 45 minutes away, and my test was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. The test is comprised of several sections: Biology (40 questions), Chemistry (30 questions), Organic Chemistry (30 questions), Perceptual Ability Test (90 questions), Reading Comprehension (50
questions), and Quantitative Reasoning (40 questions). The first 100 questions must be completed in 90 minutes, the next 90 must be completed in 60 minutes, 50 minutes for R.C. and 45 min. for Q.R. Each subsection can receive a perfect score of 30, the national average is 17.
In January I met with the Dean of Admissions at VCU and he informed me that I should aim for a score of a 19. The past six months I have been preparing myself to improve my score in hopes of gaining admission to dental school. This test was very different from what I expected, much more difficult. Here are the results:
Organic Chemistry-18
Gen. Chemistry-17
Science Total-19
Academic Ave.-18

We feel very good about our chances this year and appreciate your prayers and support. My score will be sent to the dental schools we have applied to, Temple, Maryland, VCU, Louisville, and Creighton, in the next two to three weeks and I should be hearing back from them sometime this fall. Mom, thank you so much for the course! It really kept me focused on being prepared. We will keep you updated on our happenings.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Aunt Sonnet would be proud

We finally made it to the Cyrus H. McCormick farm where the very first reaper was invented thus hurling America into the industrial revolution! Sonnet has been telling us we should go and we finally did! Jared was mesmerized by the many modules of the reapers and other farm tools. Anna loved watching the wheel spin at the mill on the farm. We went with a group from church and had a nice little picnic on the premises. It was a lot of fun learning about the mill and the tools used to harvest the wheat. Thanks Aunt Sonnet!

Natural Bridge

The kids and Tiffany went with some friends to The Natural Bridge a few weeks ago. For those that don't know what The Natural Bridge is: it is a bridge made of rock that is taller than Niagra Falls. It was formed thousands of years ago by water. It was very impressive, but not nearly as impressive as the many water snakes and lizards the kids found on the short hike to the Bridge. We had a blast.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Golfing at the Vista Links

We went out the other day to play a few holes with some friends. Jared loves playing Golf. Anna loved looking for lost Golf balls.