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Kurt's wonderful school adventures.

  1. The O, P, Q of Recent Events

    Title sounds corny and nonsensical, but what can you do? (See...it's alphabetical order. Oooh. *hears "oh!" from the collective readers*)

    Orchestra
    Last weekend, I participated in my town's Concerto Competition. The winner(s) each year perform their solo, with orchestra accompaniment, in the final concert of the season in May. I went in with a piece that I began playing last summer, but put away for a long time...until the week before the competition. It's the ...
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  2. Three things you may not have known

    -How to write the number 176 in base 12
    -The unit number in 7^22
    -What Madison argued for in Federalist #10

    I didn't, either. :P

    This morning, I "got" to take an extremely fun and exciting test at Michigan State. It's called the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Competition, aka "the hardest test I've ever taken" by several past test-takers. The test is only for high-achieving prospective MSU students. As my parents mentioned to me, ...
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  3. Whoo!

    What a good way to end the week. ^_^ Not only do I have no homework this weekend, I found out today that I was chosen as the first-chair trombonist in the Michigan All-State Honors Orchestra! That means I'll be gone for a few days in January for rehearsals and the concert (speaking of which, they broadcast the concert live online--I'll try to send out that link before I leave so you can watch if you'd like). You might remember I've been chosen the past two years as well, both times to the orchestra, ...
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  4. MSU "HC Taste"

    Yesterday afternoon, I went up to MSU in Lansing for a program they held called Honors College TASTE ("Truly Authentic Sampling of the Student Experience"). Basically, I stayed overnight with my host, another MSU Honors College student, and went to his classes today. I wasn't expecting it to be really exciting, but it was actually kinda fun. ^_^

    Yesterday, all of the HC Taste participants (oh, yeah; get this--the third trombonist in Blue Lake International Jazz Ensemble ...
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  5. ^___^

    It's official--I've been admitted to Michigan State University!!!
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