Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking all the online galleries for the Class of 2015 down at the end of May. Part of the reason that I need to do this is because of your total awesomeness, you hired me in record numbers (for me, anyway). I was fortunate to work with 60 seniors last year, up from 22 the previous year. And what's more, it was all word of mouth so thank you for that! But it means that I need to free up some space for the next class. I wanted to let you know in advance to give you plenty of time. By the way, don't think that this means that you are getting rid of me or that I am moving on, I will be around plenty in the next couple of months!
After checking out the local social media (we have a ridiculous amount of snow, really what else is there to do?), I realized that quite a few of my seniors have been a lot more productive than I have been these days. I think that this calls for a special snow day shout out, what do you think? Joey and Brandon have had an excellent seasons wrestling and recently had fantastic showings at the Division 2 South Sectional Tournament. Joey captured first place in his weight class while Brandon got second in his. Their showing combined with the efforts of the rest of team resulted in a second place finish for the team. Great job guys!! Oh the days when we could see grass and the world had color and wasn't just a sea of white!!
Continuing on with the athletic side of things, my niece Marissa was instrumental in helping her basketball team win their league championship while Bianca took the floor as a varsity cheerleader for the final time after having been a varsity cheerleader all 4 years. Congratulations!!
Last week was also our local high school's science fair and I am very proud to say that several of the seniors that I got to work with (oh, who I am kidding, we all know that I think of them as my seniors) did quite well. Evan won first place for the individual research project event while Kati captured third place. And Evan's win was doubly impressive, he won this category last year as well!!
And on the challenge side of things (remember that Destination Imagination thing that I can never properly explain because I don't quite understand it myself, this is that), Katie and Jon were part of the team that won the creature feature event. Mackenzie and a teammate won the structure event while Meagan and Lauren took third place in that event.
And a little closer to home (and to my heart), my own senior, Kate, was awarded a Gold Key for the Scholastic Art Awards in photography, of all things. In case you are wondering, no, I did not help her at all, this was all her. Her work will also be moving on to a national competition. I am so happy for her, and so happy for me as well. As part of it, she will be presented with an award at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston so that should be a lot of fun. And it is not until March so maybe it will be a snow free day? Maybe?
I have to stop now, all of these bright, colorful pictures are only serving to exasperate my cabin fever, ha! I am quite sure that I probably missed an achievement or two (after all, my group of seniors was not only amazing but truly inspirational as well). If I did, please accept my apologies, and feel free to let me know what I missed, you can even yell at me if you'd like!! Happy snowy Sunday, everyone. Hey, to look on the bright side, at least this time we don't have to worry about whether we'll have school or not this time around!!