Jerin's first season of being a Bowie High School POM (drill team for us old schoolers) has come to an end. Practices started back in the spring, went through the summer and were 4-5 days a week through the fall. It was grueling for her and me. The rules and regulations surrounding the 23 team members will make basic training at Parris Island seem like Vacation Bible School. I'm not sure I would have survived at her age. (Come to think about it, I did have my own character building sophomore year when I didn't make majorettes)
I'm so proud that she hung in there, performed in every performance and actually had FUN...for those of you who know Jerin that was a biggie. She grew as a teenager, having to deal with the "girl drama", maintaining her studies (all Honors and AP classes), taking the PSAT and a slew of other
standardized tests, a babysitting job as well as the chores at home, attending family events and sibiling games.
As a reward to memorialize this high school experience I did a photo shoot of her in the yard. It was fun to do, the neighbors all came out and congratulated her and I've never seen her smile so much as she has in the last few months.
Vesta and Candy, thanks for coming to the games, the last one was a killer...it was about 40 degrees in the sun!