Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller
Monday, May 22, 2017
Our Elite Eighth Grader
Clare's eighth grade year at Marist has come and gone, and once again she has collected several accolades. At the end-of-the-year Foundations Awards, she was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Science - a bit ironic, given this is one of her least favorite classes. But, perhaps more impressive because of that. Her performance in the school geography bee, winning for the second year in a row (without missing a single question) and earning another spot in the state bee, was highlighted. As was the fact that she and her debate partner, Moira, earned their varsity letters by successfully competing against high schoolers. She continues to dazzle us with her enthusiasm for learning.
She also continues to surprise us with her eagerness to try new things. In last night's final chorus concert, she and her friends Isa and Paula performed a solo - something they had to try out for in a relatively competitive environment. I have since gotten many compliments about her performance, too!
This girl is more than ready to tackle high school!