Friday night was Senior Prom at Gillette Stadium! The club room was an amazing venue overlooking the field and although the security guards seemed a bit nervous watching hundreds of teenagers run about, prom was a memorable success. Kicking off my shoes as soon as I found my table, I was ready for a night full of dancing. My date, however, was not quite as enthusiastic so I initially had to drag him to the dance floor. But, all it takes is Beyonce's "Single Ladies" to get all the guys ready to dance.
Back tracking to another important event this week, Tuesday was AHS Scholarship Night. I was proud to be the recipient of two scholarships. I first received the Class of 1952 Scholarship which was in honor of Janice Semple, the creator of the Semple Math Program. I was presented this scholarship by my Grandmother, a board member of the Class of 1952, and a good friend of my family, Mrs. Mercier, Janice Semple's daughter. It was a humbling moment as I walked on stage and gave a big hug to my Grandmother and Mrs. Mercier.
The second scholarship I received was the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Service Scholarship, one of the largest among the scholarships given. It was an honor to be recognized for my service to my high school as well as the community, but even in a great moment as this, I did not fail to show my grace as I dropped my award on stage while my friends called out "Yeah Meg!" Every great moment has its special quips...mine just tend to be due to my clumsiness, go figure.
This comming week includes one of the most defining events of my four years in High School, the South Eastern Massachusetts Special Olympics. I have served as a coordinator as well as the Emcee for the event since my freshman year. The Community Service Council of AHS has coordinated the event for several years and this year it has moved from the Attleboro High campus to the North Attleboro High campus. I can't wait to see all of the hard work I, along with the other coordinators and volunteers of the CSC, have put into planning this event make May 20th a fun and exciting day for the Special Olympics athletes!
10 Days left of High School! :)