Friday, February 19, 2010

It's been a while...

It has, hasn't it?! I hope you all haven't forgotten about me since it's been so long : )

I've been on February Break this week and I've been busy. My mom, sister, and I went to Plymouth State University on Monday, Castleton State College on Tuesday, and Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday!

Between that I have been busy paper-macheing (is that even a word!?) my three pinatas for the family celebration that's coming up,

(No, this ISN'T what MY pinatas look like!!)

reading Crime and Punishment for AP English, and

cleaning the house (some of you will appreciate this one out there *wink*)!!

This morning I went to the doctors for a double doctor appointment, one with my normal doctor the second with my headache doctor. The first one went fine and he gave me the referal I needed to go somewhere else (woohoo!). The second told me that we're going to take a "medication holiday" because the medication isn't helping at all with my headaches, unfortunately. The medication I've been on for the past 2ish months has actually caused me to gain quite a bit of weight, no fun! So, we're stopping this right away.

Okay, so that gets you caught up on a little bit about why I've been gone and what I've been up to. : ) Now for some really exciting news about my project/program.

Drum roll please!! *drum roll*

In October of 2009, I entered myself into a very presitigious scholarship for community service called The Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards. Doesn't it just sound hoity-toity!? Lol! Anyway, I just found out the results!! It turns out that two from each state and the District of Columbia are named State Honorees, which entails $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. this spring where the top 10 volunteers in the counrty will be announced. Taken from the website:
"In addition to the State Honorees, the program’s judges recognized 234 students nationwide as Distinguished Finalists for their impressive community service activities. Each will receive an engraved bronze medallion. More than 500 other applicants were awarded Certificates of Excellence for their volunteer work."
(If you wante to read more of this article, click here for the complete article)
So, I was named as one of the Distinguished Finalists for Vermont. Actually, I was the top Distinguished Finalist, which means I get a bronze metal and do not go to Washington D.C. unfortunately. Here is a copy of my announcement:


I haven't recieved my metal yet, but you will definitely know when I do! I did, however, get a letter in the mail from Governor James Douglas, Governor of Vermont (for those who don't/didn't know, lol!)! This was pretty cool! So, here's a copy of that letter:

By the way, if you click on either of the letters, you will be able to actually read them. Blogger can't get them big enough in this format without you actually having to click on them, though. It might be worth your time for some of you to read them. Your choice, I think it's pretty cool! Not every day you get a letter from the Governor!! ; )

Okay, I really think that's all my news for now. Thank you for those few stragglers left with me at the end of this! LOL!
P.S. I added The Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards website into my links if you want to check it out. There is also a really cool page that I added as a seperate link that features me : ) (Click here to view MY page!!) While you're on the website, you can also look up your own state and see who the kids are that were awarded and what their activity was. Have fun! Thanks for the support!


  1. Hey stranger! *waving excitedly*

    It's great to hear from you! It sounds like you've been REALLY busy! LOL

    CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so proud of you! You're doing a really great job, and deserve this award. :D {{hugs}} Your "Honoree" page is too cool!

    WOW! You get to go to D.C.! Be sure to take lots of pix to share with us. I've never been before, and would love to see where all you go.

    Which University/College are you leaning towards? Does one stand out above the others, in your opinion?

    Thanks so much for sharing your accomplishments with us! :)


  2. Hey Lori! *waving back*

    Lol, well everyone's busy! I just wanted to share why I've kinda been missing : S

    Thanks *blushing* But unfortunately, mine doesn't qualify me to go to D.C. :`( That would be the "State Honorees". I'm just a "Distinguished Finalist", still very cool though. I've been to D.C. twice though! Once with family and once for a leadership conference in 7th grade that I was nominated for *grin*

    Ughhhhh! College....I don't know! Lol!


  3. Sorry! Since you were listed as an "Honoree", I thought that meant you were going to DC, too. Oh well, you've already been, so it's all good. :p

  4. Congrats on your Distinguished award! What a great medal to have for all your hard work! Thanks for keeping us in the loop on your successes!

    Hope your college trips went well.


  5. Hey Mimi!
    I keep meaning to pop in to see you...I'm sorry! *slaps back of hand* Bad Hannah!!

    Thanks, I'm pretty excited about it. No one at my school has ever gotten this before, so it's exciting : )

    The college trips did go well, I think they're actually helping me with my decision.

  6. Lol Lori, yeah at least I've been : P


  7. Congratulations on your award!!!! And prayers for the headaches.

    Stop cleaning. You make me look bad.

  8. Thanks Tina! About both things.

    Lol! I thought you might appriciate that in your own way *wink*