Friday, May 08, 2009



We love Bloomington Schools! Tori was one of the student mc's at her school assembly yesterday. Her school was given the Minnesota School of Excellence certification for being, well, excellent (Actually, I was pretty impressed...They said there are around 1000 public schools in Minnesota and only around 60 that have earned the "Minnesota School of Excellence" status). Anyway, Tori worked very hard to have her lines memorized and she did a great job speaking up loudly and full of expression. She was very nervous/ excited all week about it. Whoever was working with the kids did a great job pumping the kids up for their role in the program. Tori misunderstood that the Governor was coming (it was actually the Mayor) and she thought maybe even President Obama might stop by. ;) I love that she loves her school and that she is so proud of it. I love that she is confident enough to speak in front of others...she definitely did not get her confidence to speak in front of people from me. Congratulations Tori and all the rest of the Washburn Bears!!!

7 comments:

Tara said...

She's practically a grownup already!

thedulls said...

wow! that is neat! I am glad that God has provided her with a great school!

Life with Kaishon said...

I felt so proud of her as I was reading this. Very, very proud! My heart swelled : ). I bet President Obama was there. Did you look very closely? My Mom was very upset with President Obama yesterday. Something to do with his lack of participation in the day of prayer. I have to google it to find out what all the hubabalub was about...

I think you were a great public speaker. Didn't we do chapel skits together?

Dan said...

Awww shucks! I wish I had read this BEFORE coming to your place this evening. I would have totally congratulated Tori and asked her what the Governor/President/Mayor was like. I'm proud of her!

Life with Kaishon said...

Just coming over to say hi : ). I haven't talked to you in a minute or two...

Life with Kaishon said...

I would still think you were the bomb diggity even if your car had 3 bras. XO : ) What do they do anyway? I always wondered?

Heidi said...

I saw a short little story on the news this week about some other school that won this award in MN also. One of the few, along with Washburn. I was thinking to myself, "Washburn should be featured right now...the kids there are just so darn great!" :) Of course, if my girls end up at Valley View, I may be a little biased elsewhere. ;)

Congrats to Washburn and to our GC kids for being part of it! YAY!