Monday, October 15, 2018
Well, she didn't make HOCO queen. EVERYONE thought she would. Obviously the family. Her friends. The school faculty. BUT she talked to be the afternoon of the game.
She told me that three of the girls were sticking to the rules closely. They were handing out candy and the like for publicity, but one of the girls (one who was barely allowed to run) was using cupcakes to solicit votes. She would make the kids show their phones (apparently that was the way they could vote - but I don't know) that they had voted for her, then she would give them a cupcake.
This girl also knew she was wrong because after she was crowned at halftime, she took the offense - that she didn't do anything wrong and the other three were cheating too. You know how that goes - the best defense is a good offense.
Katie was the first one presented on the field. When they read off all her accomplishments during her high school career - it took a long time. All the others (boys and girls) had to have their accomplishments read very slowly - everyone noticed that. She has been academic and athletic All American for three years - she is in three different honor societies. She is quite a young woman. And absolutely I am a very biased grandmother, but I also have been around young people all my life as a teacher in secondary school. She is a great kid!
She has picked up and is looking forward to the swim and water polo seasons. She is making her college recruiting trips. This weekend she will be at Marist in New York where they will probably offer her a scholarship.