August 31, 2010

Last year of Cramps

Danielle left this morning by train, metro and city bus into the city for her last year of high school at Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp"s high school. We're so proud of what she has accomplished in the last two years. Pulling a teenager from friends and teams in 9th grade to move to a new city and country was not the easiest. And, keep in mind the first class she stepped into at her new school in Montreal was a history class taught completely in French. She could count on one hand the number of words she knew in French.

Today she can carry on conversations with her friends and when she needs to speak French in Montreal. It's safe to say she is darn close to being fluent and certainly will be by the end of the school year. She's worked really hard.

In grade 11 the girls wear a blue oxford shirt. Danielle was also appointed a House Official (think Hogwarts) which means she wears a special clip on her tie. Fortunately, she's one of the heads of the House of Edgar which means her sweatpants and shirts say "Edgar." If she was in the other house her spirit wear would say "Cramp." She's also editor of the yearbook -- it's hard to see in the photo, but the yearbook is titled the "Beaver Log." That's not a typo. Hey, the school is 100 years old and has a lot of traditions.

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