I decided to post this here as well to make it a full set of online notices.
Yesterday I had a bit of a surprise yesterday when I checked my email. Every year my university offers an award for a graduation senior with a 3.25 gpa or better. Students submit a piece of writing (or writings in the case of poems) that best demonstrates their creative achievement over the past four years and are nominated by faculty and then selected by the family who created the award.
I am the 2008 winner for this award! I am incredibly excited. I am even breaking my usual vow of humility to mention it to, well, everyone. Consider yourself in the loop.