This year, I think she thought it was too much to hope for -- though I reminded her again and again that classes were going even better this year. Still, she didn't want to assume -- or get her hopes up, I think.
But then the letter came:
"Your presence is requested at the Academic Awards Ceremony..."
"I told you so!" were the first words out of my mouth.
"Well, I didn't want to ASSUME!!!" were the words out of hers.
I guess I'd rather she didn't assume than that she feels she is "due" anything. But here is this year's reality:
Merit roll :: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters
[She had set a goal to be on Merit or Honor Roll for 3 out of 4 quarters, and I believe she will attain Merit Roll for the fourth quarter as well -- but that is not calculated until some time after the awards ceremony when grades are turned in, and etc.]
Recognition of Academic Achievement in U.S. Studies II, and Biology
Recognition of Outstanding Effort in Spanish II
I'm really proud of our girl! She was stubbornly determined to make this year better than last year. You should hear the plans she has for next year! Look out world!