Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Maria Spadaccini








Last Thursday was Senior Night for the Mathews Lady Blue Devils.




My daughter Maria is one of seven seniors associated with the team.




Her father is an assistant coach. 




It's hard to believe that she's graduating this year.




I know I'm her mother and everything, but indulge me for a minute.
She's a pretty darn great basketball player.  















But there's so much more to Maria.








She was one of only 96 accepted early action to University of Virginia's Architecture School.
16,768 students applied to UVA  (overall) early action.  But only 5,193 were accepted.  And she was 1 of only 96 accepted to the A-school.

It simply amazes me. 








She's beautiful.








She's kind.










She's wonderful.

And I am so very proud.








From the brochure at Thursday's game:

"Maria Spadaccini, #21, is the daughter of Janice Vogel and Thomas Spadaccini.  Maria is a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.  She attended Girls State this past summer, has been on the honor roll every semester in high school and was awarded Junior of the Year last year.  Maria has played basketball for four years, ran cross country for three years, played soccer for two years and ran track for one year.  She plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall of 2016 and pursue a degree in Architecture."

She also works at Merroir in her spare time.

On behalf of your aunts, your grandparents and your equally incredible brother Sam, way to go! We love you too much * and are so very proud of you, Maria.


*When Maria was only about 3 or 4, she said she loved me too much instead of so much.  The too much has stuck with this family.

**Many, many, many  thanks to Charlie Koenig of the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal  for sending me the first four photos above.  I greatly appreciate them!






13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful...she is indeed so accomplished, talented and beautiful. She has her entire family's heart, so easy to see. I love the 'Have no fear" sign...awesome tribute for an exceptional and smart young person. Congratulations to her parents and family members !
LLC

foolery said...

You will probably argue with me, but I see a lot of her mother in her. I suspect she has inherited the best of her parents and also her dear grandparents. She is the cream of her generation. ❤️ Congratulations Miss Maria!

Dr. Janice Blake Brooks said...

Awwww, now why'd you have to go and make me cry, huh? Enough, already. Maria, all your beauty, smarts, and sweetness come from your Mom, Grandma, and your Great Aunty. There it is. I let the cat outta the bag.

Dr. Janice Blake Brooks said...

Awwww, now why'd you have to go and make me cry, huh? Enough, already. Maria, all your beauty, smarts, and sweetness come from your Mom, Grandma, and your Great Aunty. There it is. I let the cat outta the bag.

Robert Julian Braxton said...

concur

noenoegirl.blogspot.com said...

The apple doesn't fall from the tree~

Meg McCormick said...

Thank you for letting us watch her grow up here! She's remarkable; she's going places. Your pride is justified!

LisaLewis said...

Have so enjoyed watching her play! Lovely mom raised a lovely young woman. Vogel girls to be continued!

Dghawk said...

WOW! Just...WOW!!! The world awaits her.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I love you all for commenting, thank you! She's the best a mother could ever hope for and more.

mmm said...

Children can be one's greatest accomplishment... you've excelled.

Crazy about Blue said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your daughter. I would like to second each of these comments, especially Meg's

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

MMM and Crazy about Blue - thank you so much!