I've got to give a huge shout out to my nephew Grant Regen (St. Paul's 8th grader) who is not only an awesome kid, but as of yesterday he is now the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient! What that means in the real world is that he gets a FREE ride to any high school he wants. Yeah!!!
I mean this kid is an overachiever if I've ever seen one. He is especially a freak when it comes to astrophysics and astronomy and all that sort of stuff. How many 8th graders do you know that stay up all night to record celestial quasars and write blogs for the worlds biggest telescope company! Grant, you are amazing! I can't wait to see what you do in high school and college and beyond.
And I have to give another gigantic shout out to my sister Beth who I am so proud of. She has worked her butt off and done such a wonderful job as a single mom to raise Grant and his brother Ross at USC and sister Heather at Georgetown. They are three incredible young adults. Beth - you are a Rock Star in my book and I am so proud of you! Job well done. Way to gird your loins!!