Monday, May 11, 2009

Proud Parents...

I know that this phrase is most often used when announcing the birth of a child, but I wonder why? A newborn baby while indeed perfect hasn't really done much to be proud of :-)
Tonight I am a proud parent of a beautiful, talented, smart, funny 14 year old daughter who just happens to be a new member of the National Junior Honor Society of Fishers Junior High School! Yay Mackenzie!!!

Paige Cassidy, Madeline Snipes, Mackenzie Nelson, Claire Volk

Mackenzie has challenged herself for herself and has worked SO hard and she has earned her spot. She had to be a good citizen, leader, get good grades and be willing to serve. She actually is one of only 11 students that got the academic distinction as well which means achieving higher than an 11 GPA on a 12 point grading scale! I should mention that Mackenzie has been taking advanced classes since 3rd grade and is in advanced English, Science and Math this year. Way to go Kenzie!

Mackenzie and "Star Trek" Lauren Hendricks

I have to give a lot of credit to Fishers Junior High. We have nothing but great things to say about the entire experience there. Even when Calah was there it was great. Calah came in from being home-schooled and it could have been very uncomfortable and hard for her to adapt, but they made it a wonderful seamless transition.
Mackenzie's 7th grade team of teachers made a huge impact. Most notably Mr Sturgeon and Mr. Fassould. She has enjoyed learning and likes to be challenged and is most content when she is excelling at what they have assigned. They have inspired and encouraged and I couldn't be more grateful.
My daughter plans to pursue an International Baccalaureate Diploma and attend Yale! I believe it is in large part because of their patience and enthusiasm and ability to teach each kid in their unique style.
So THANK YOU to great teachers who make a big difference and congratulations Mackenzie!!


jendoop said...

Congrats!! That shows huge commitment and discipline at your age Kenzie!

Jaime said...

Way to go Mackenzie!!