Thursday, February 17, 2011

Katie's Awesome Project!!!










KATIE IS THE CHILD YOU SEE THE LEAST IN THIS BLOG. SHE IS SHY AND HATES TO BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. BUT IF YOU KNOW KATIE YOU KNOW SHE IS AN AWESOME PERSON WHO ALWAYS PUTS OTHERS BEFORE HERSELF. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS WHAT I AM WRITING ABOUT TONIGHT.

KATIE GOT AN EMAIL FROM DOSOMETHING.ORG WHICH IS A WEBSITE FOR TEEN VOLUNTEERS. SHE FOUND A PROJECT SPONSORED BY AEROPOSTALE STORES. IT IS CALLED TEENS FOR JEANS. IT IS A NATIONAL COMPETITION AMONG TEENAGERS IN THEIR SCHOOLS TO COLLECT THE MOST JEANS FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE.

KATIE THOUGHT THIS WAS A WORTHWHILE PROJECT AND WENT TO HER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SPONSOR TO GET PERMISSION TO DO THIS AT SCHOOL.

WHEN SHE WAS APPROVED KATIE MADE BEAUTIFUL SIGNS, WENT TO THE JANITORS FOR COLLECTION BOXES, WHICH SHE THEN DECORATED, HAD ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AT SCHOOL AND DID PICKUPS EVERYDAY. ALTHOUGH THIS WAS A HONOR SOCIETY PROJECT, KATIE RAN THIS PROJECT 99% BY HERSELF, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM ANNA AND THEIR FRIEND YUNSOO.

KATIE WAS HOPING TO BE ABLE TO GET 100 PAIRS OF JEANS---WHEN HER DRIVE WAS OVER SHE HAD COLLECTED 408 PAIRS OF JEANS!!!!!!!!!!KATIE WAS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED, AS WERE HER PROUD MOM AND DAD.

KATIE LIKES TO STAY IN THE BACKGROUND, BUT SHE WAS GLOWING ABOUT THIS PROJECT. I KEPT ASKING HER TO POST ON THIS BLOG, BUT SHE DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE TELLING ABOUT HERSELF.

WHILE I AM WRITING ABOUT HOW PROUD WE ARE OF KATIE, LET ME ADD THAT SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THESE OTHER PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATIONS: INVISIBLE CHILDREN, THE ASIAN AMERICAN CLUB, STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD (ONLY TWO STUDENTS WERE CHOSEN) AND IS JOINING AN INTERNATIONAL PEN PAL CLUB THAT HER FRIEND RABIA JUST STARTED.

KATIE IS ALSO CONTEMPLATING DUAL ENROLLMENT NEXT YEAR. IF SHE DOES THIS SHE WILL ATTEND SOME OF HER CLASSES AT SCHOOL AND OTHERS AT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR FREE. SHE IS STILL PERSUADING DREW AND I ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT HER TO MISS OUT ON ANY OF HER SENIOR YEAR ACTIVITIES. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT LATER.....

SOOOOO, HUGE AMOUNTS OF LOVE AND PRIDE TO KATIE! IF SHE WEREN'T MY CHILD I WOULD HOPE SHE WOULD BE MY FRIEND.







1 comment:

VICKYFF said...

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