Thursday, 25 June 2009

Outstanding Female


(We like to think so)
A few weeks ago Jaclyn was notified by the school that she had been nominated for Grade 10 Citizenship, Grade 10 Outstanding Female, and the Principal's Award. And then, days later, someone from the awards committee gave me a call and invited me to the academic awards ceremony for grade 11 because Jaclyn would be receiving the French 20 Award, a grade 11 subject she studied this year.
We weren't invited to the grade 10 academic awards ceremony, which was held an hour earlier, but we decided to attend anyhow to cheer for Jaclyn's friends.

Well, it's a good thing we did, because they don't have you stand at the front this long for the French 20 award. I had to scramble for my camera when Jaclyn was honored as the Outstanding Female for Grade 10 in academics and school & community extracurricular involvement.
They just forgot to call and invite us to the Grade 10 Awards.

It was awesome, actually, because it was such a surprise, and I couldn't stop laughing about it all through the next hour at the grade 11 awards. I'm glad Jaclyn is such a good friend, and maybe good sport, that she would want to go to an awards ceremony she didn't think she was involved in. I would have been choked to have missed this!


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Outstanding is the word for Jaclyn's accomplishments, but incredible, remarkable, absolutely wonderful . . . those would all work, too :)

Kelly said...

Fabulous! How exciting for her -- I can't believe that they forgot to invite you. I'm so glad you could be there for it. Congrats, Jaclyn!!

Natalie said...

What a well deserved honour! We're so proud of her!

Jill said...

Wow, what a great honor for Jaclyn and what a blessing that you were there for it!

Marie said...

Outstanding is a pretty good descriptor for Jaclyn.

How lucky you were there for the grade 10 awards! I would have hated for her (and you) to have missed that.

michelle said...

Outstanding indeed! You must be very proud.