It has been a great year and an exciting and busy time for us. Sam has graduated from High School fifth in his class and in the top 3% at Tampa Bay Tech High School. Whew, what a relief, now for the bigger nail biter.
We are getting him ready for college at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute Indiana. Rose-Hulman is a small undergraduate Engineering school, which is good, because Sam has picked Computer Engineering as his college Major. Terre Haute, IN is a small Mimdwestern town on 1-70, approximately 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis near the Illinois border. The population is 60,000 and in addition to Rose-Hulman, it is home to Indiana State University and Saint Mary's in the Woods College. It is 4.5 hours/285 miles from Columbia, MO, 7.5 hours/422 miles from Mercer MO.
We will be driving up and dropping him him off on Labor Day weekend. It is 951 miles and a 16 hour drive. We have a 2 day parents orientation and Sam has a five day orientation.
Sam has been working hard at the Museum of Science and Technology this summer teaching computer and electronic summer camps. He is planning on working there again next summer when he comes home for summer break.
Sam will finally get to experience what winter really means, he is looking forward to snow and cold.
If you would like to write to him his address is: Samuel Lawrence, CM 1141, Rose-Hulman Institute of Techonolgy, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Sincerely, Janet & Bob Burke