I was staring at the small email notification icon in the corner of my email app. I knew the letter was in my inbox, but I was afraid to open it! I decided to wait until I went home to open it with my family. I was in my last class of the day and my sister texted me, "Open your email now." Little did I know she had already seen my name on the Facebook page. I trusted her and opened my email. The word "Congratulations!" brought tears to my eyes. I was so happy, but all I could do was cry! The happiness, relief and gratefulness was overwhelming. I was a Terry Scholar! I will never forget that moment. It is still surreal, I'm wondering if I will ever get used to it.
by Karli Kuler
It was 1:30 in the morning and I kept on refreshing the website to see if they had posted the scholars yet. Luckily I found that you could search the website, so I searched my name. And luckily enough, it was already on there! I started screaming and went and woke up my mom and dad. I could not believe that in that moment my life would be completely different; for the better. I had felt so accomplished because everything I had done in my life had paid off. I didn't sleep at all that night because I was so excited for my future.