Today was my last day. I realized when I got home that I forgot to take some books with me to read. I have some unfinished business, so I will be heading back to school next week. I have two books in the stack by my bed, so I do have reading material for a week or so.
I have started Exodus by Julie Bertagna. I am enjoying the dystopian story with a strong female hero.
The sequel is called Zenith.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Here are the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2010 at Patrick Taylor Academy. The gold stole designates an honor graduate, the medallion with gold ribbon designates val or sal, the medallion with the blue ribbon designates National Honor Society, and the yellow and light blue cords designates Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. These girls have been busy the last four years.
The graduates wait at the Alario Center for the appointed hour of the processional. Graduation was fantastic. No glitches. Mrs. Phyllis Taylor was the keynote speaker. She gave all the students a copy of the inspirational book, The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. In each copy was a two dollar bill a denomination which Patrick Taylor was famously known to give as gratuities. Mrs. Taylor wanted the students to be reminded of her husband. She also suggested that if they kept the bill as a keepsake, then they would never be broke. Also slipped in three of the books was something a little extra: $1000, $500, and $100. The students were given the books randomly, and so three were truly lucky that night.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The picture on the left shows a very happy teacher getting ready to send one of her students out into the world. I know that she will shine.
This shot shows our valedictorian, Ngoc, with Mrs. Blanchet on her left. Our principal, Jaime Zapico, is in the center. That is me and Channel on the right.