Now I'll see if I can add another -- it's dark and hard to see but from the same event. Well, it worked but WAY too dark. Sorry about that one. M is the one who knows how to lighten these things!
V is friends with a Junior who is an officer in a club at another high school (in its first year of existence!). This club created the idea, planned, and implemented, a Diversity Seminar. They had panelists who were asked prepared questions, videos they made by asking questions of other students, and showing a skit. There were also a few dance groups (two were of different styles of Hispanic-influenced dancing, one more of a Hispanic-hip hop that was really neat to watch). I am very impressed with these future leaders in this club, and the Principal for his obvious involvement in his school, and support of the students positive ideas. Afterwards, he spent time congratulating the students in the club, and went over what went well, and what could have been done differently (and ways to do that). I was very impressed, and would be happy to have M attend such a high school with such spirit and commitment. (It's not where M will go, or even could go, and not where V goes, albeit when I was in high school and lived within a mile of there, it was farmland, not townhouses and town centers and certainly not a high school or even an elementary school).
The sound system wasn't fully cooperating -- so for the first assembly, M and V nixed their planned dance, and put on their hard shoes for an accapello (I can't spell it), winging it, having fun. I sat in the audience, "Oh, she's so cute!!!!" someone said about M, for all the others were high school students. For the second assembly (other half of the school), the sound system appeared to be worked out. One groups didn't, so V and M were going to go on. But, the music wasn't working after all. V's friend asked if the "Irish group" could just do it without music again. Sure, they have both performed in dance troupes enough to know that flexibility is important, but it required a quick shoe-change back to hard shoe. M and V got onstage, started a hardshoe routine they were creating, and the lovely, melodic soft shoe music started playing. LOL, the dancers stayed dancing hardshoe, V did a quick slice of her hand across her neck, and the lovely, melodic soft shoe music stayed playing. It was soon cut off:) Later, one of M's friends said that her older brother saw them dancing, and that V and M were the best.