Introducing Jacob Polland
Second recipient of the WHS 56 Scholarship Grant - May 2008
Jacob Polland with his Mother Cheryl Polland
Letters from Jacob Polland
Thank you and your classmates for the scholarship, I am
putting your support to good use. This semester I'm taking Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus. I have very large lecture halls
estimating around 250 people but then I have a smaller class of around 30
for our work groups. We are nearing our break with finals the next
couple of weeks.
Because I am in engineering I pretty much stay in one
area of the U and I have classes in about 7 buildings. It is my
responsibility to fund my college education so I am living at home and
I have a U Pass to take the bus. One of my bus drivers goes to my
church, he thinks it's funny to see where I get off his bus. This is my
first experience riding the bus, I like to try different buses to get
home. I think I'm doing pretty good and I'm glad to be at the U (now
if the football team could only improve), we get our grades at the end of
semester but we do have an advisor who checks in with us to see
how it's going.
Since I do most of my work on computer, this week I
ordered a laptop so I can keep all my work in one place, I am working at
the Golf Dome to fund this purchase. I did try intramural soccer, but
the skill level was not what I was looking for. Another engineering
student was on a co-ed team playing out at Neiman, they needed guys so
I had fun playing with them. I also helped my dad coach my youngest
brother's soccer team.
Have a good lunch, thanks again.
Thought I would let you know how college is going. The U is on Spring break so I have this
week off. Currently I am taking Physics, Chemistry, Calculus,
and English. So far Calculus is my favorite class. As long as
the Golf Dome stays open I am still working as a golf ball
picker to help pay for college.
On Friday nights I take a
break to play co-ed volleyball. Tonight I went to watch the
Washburn basketball team in their second section game at
Concordia. They won by 12 points against Benilde. If they
consistently play well they should go to State this year.
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