Saturday, June 19, 2010

White Coat Ceremony

Last weekend was Burke's white coat ceremony. After a long and very difficult first year, he is now officially a second year and allowed to shadow and participate in the patient clinic.
At the ceremony, they gave some really interesting stats. Burke's class hit a record with the highest average gpa of every optometry class OSU has ever had. In addition, his class had the highest average gpa of all the other first year optometry classes in the nation. They also had the second highest average OAT (like the MCAT) scores in the nation. (He's on the far left, second from the top.)
Needless to say, Burke has a very competitive, hard working, and intelligent class. Now that he has the foundational science year behind him, Burke knows he learned so much this past year and says he finally feels like he's on his way to becoming a doctor. :)


We are excited. We have a long summer break together before he starts back again in the fall. This has been a year of so much growth in many ways for us. The ceremony was a great way to sum it all up and see how far we've come. We're excited to have some time together this summer and then look forward to what the next year will bring.

As proud Ohioans, Go Bucks!

7 comments:

Natalie and Trent said...

he made it! that is awesome :-) He definately looks like a doctor. we are so excited for you guys!

Carol T. said...

The whole family looks awesome. We are so proud of Burke and his hardwork, your unfailing support and of McKay being so cute. We love you.

Chris and Kristy said...

What an awesome accomplishment for all of you! Such hard, hard work this past year. We are proud of you all. Enjoy all of the time together this summer before the madness begins again. You can do it Burke!

Chad and Megan said...

Congratulations! Great Accomplishment. It's so nice to get to points like this. Your family is beautiful.

p.s. I think your list of books is wonderful. If you were to pick one for me to try this summer what one would you recommend?

Laraine Eddington said...

Way to go Mannings...and a beautiful boy to boot.

gbrooks said...

Congratulations! Enjoy summer! And I love your hair!

Kevin and Naomi Barton said...

So funny thing happened tonight. I ran into your mom at the airport. I guess Anna was on the same flight as my mom. So she gave me your blogspot. If your wondering its Naomi (smith) Barton. Congratulations by the way to your husband! Hope to keep in touch with you now! Good to hear all is well with you. Your son is adorable :)