A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Making Homecoming Meaningful

Warning: have kleenex handy before proceeding.

This is an absolutely beautiful story fromABC News.
The title of homecoming queen is typically reserved for the head cheerleader or student class president, but not so at one Texas high school where this year's queen saw hundreds of onlookers moved to tears as she was crowned.

"There wasn't a dry eye to be seen," said Carolyn Pass, the mother of newly crowned queen Kristin Pass, who was born with Down syndrome 18 years ago.

Go read the whole thing.

Hooray for Aledo High School. There are a lot of beautiful people there.



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