We Have a Winner! | Confessions of a Neighborhood Faculty Dean


The Woman has made her selection. After an extended stretch of studying profiles, attending digital excursions, juggling the order of lists, doing campus visits and ready on monetary help packages, we lastly have a solution.

She’ll be attending the College of Maryland at Faculty Park within the honors/humanities program. As she put it, smiling, “I’ll be a HoHum Terp!”

Add that to the record of sentences I by no means thought I’d hear …

The mix of a discipline-specific honors program, a phenomenal campus and proximity to a significant metropolis was laborious to withstand. And being only a Metro trip away from my brother and his household provided a way of safety; if issues get ugly, she’ll have household close by. That’s comforting.

Her different colleges had their charms, although one specifically dealt with the method properly. I’ve to offer kudos and an award for effort to the parents on the College of Pittsburgh. They did loads proper. Their monetary help letter was, by far, probably the most logical and comprehensible one we obtained. They communicated early and sometimes. They had been the primary to make an admission supply. Their internet value was the bottom of any out-of-state establishment on her record. Once we visited there, all of us appreciated town. As we checked out different locations, Pitt moved from a darkish horse to an actual contender. I don’t know who coordinates Pitt’s outreach, however I’ve to tip my cap to them. In the end, although, TG needed to decide only one.

TG has commented repeatedly during the last a number of months how unusual it’s that she didn’t know the place she’d be in just a few months. Now she does, and her reduction is palpable. Now we are able to transfer from “what if?” to precise planning. She will begin plotting her escape from Mother and Dad.

That final sentence hit me laborious.

Some modifications are purported to occur. That is one. The school and college students in Faculty Park are in for an actual deal with. We’ve a HoHum Terp within the household!


Our names are Fareedah and Kamilah Amoo. We are seven and five year’s old sisters and live in Ontario, Canada, with our parents and little brother, Awad. We love writing stories, painting on canva, coding, reading books, and enjoying arts and crafts. Our goal is to motivate every child worldwide to read more books.

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