I didn’t know I was the National Hispanic Scholar Award recipient until I got an email from a student writer for The Lawrence, the School newspaper. She wanted to interview me about receiving the award. Needless to say, I was surprised.
One of my favorite times of the school year are the moments before Club Night. It’s a bit of a calm before the storm, but in a good sense. Slowly, the club leaders start to flow into the Field House, with signs, flags, laptops and candy, and soon enough the tables come out and set-up begins. Once all the posters are up and the students start to file in, then Club Night swings into full action.
After a month and a half of stress, weeks of waiting, and hours of “InDesigning” in the Fathers basement, I felt nothing but relief when I hit “send” to the email that would be forwarded to the entire school. When I did, I couldn’t help but smile for the next half hour.
Clark Music Centre was packed with both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Students scurrying around with their instruments, parents searching frantically for their children, and me, on a chair and with my euphonium in hand, waiting for the show to commence.
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