Affectionately called 'woofer'. Wilderness First Responder. Regina was on campus at WCC when Blaise's class returned, having just earned her certification. We're very proud of her, few 17 year olds have completed this course.
Regina spent her 17th birthday in the Denver airport waiting for a delayed flight to get home from PEAK. (Wyoming Catholic college's summer program for interested highschoolers.) In spite of a nasty cold and missing a few of the activities, (she was evacuated from the backpacking trip) she had a great time. We celebrated the very tired birthday girl the day after she got back home. Monica baked pasties and Celestine baked a layered sponge cake with cream and berries.
... at the END of October? ...in freezing northern Michigan? St. A's kids.
St. Augustine's first ever outdoor trip. Led by Monica and Inshal and company. Dominic couldn't go as he had other commitments than weekend, but Regina and Maria went with the girls group. It was a resounding success, with the participants asking when the next outdoor trip will be!
For the first time in 10 years we have only THREE children in St. Augustine's Homeschool Enrichment Program! It was a beautiful first day. Regina ~ Upper III (high school junior), Dominic ~ Upper I (high school freshmen), Maria ~ Middle I (7th grade)
It's a long story but Kevin, Blaise, and Regina drove to Wyoming to see the solar eclipse and bring back a van load of Inshal and Monica's stuff. Then the guys drove back home but Regina remained on campus with Monica while Monica completed her WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification. Then Regina came back with Monica, Inshal, and a couple other Wyoming Catholic College grads. Regina loved being on campus and clearly her heart is there. I think she found her place.
Last year at a parent meeting Dr. Russell announced that the play would be Hamlet. Groan. The longest, hardest play? Really? I told the kids, and Blaise said, "I feel sorry for the poor schmuck who has to play Hamlet!" Guess what Bud.
I hardly know how to write about it without sounding like an obnoxious stage mom. We knew Blaise was a good actor... another day, another Shakespeare role... He was outstanding! The 17 year old WAS Hamlet. He played it brilliantly. A triumph in his senior year. We are so proud of him.
As usual, lots of video not many pictures. Hopefully more photos will surface. Regina had several minor roles, including lines, and did a fantastic job. Dominic was an extra in nearly every scene. His one line, "murder!' was beautifully executed. Pardon the pun.
Our theater was beautifully suited to Shakespeare, such a treat to perform there!
Regina, far right, as Bernardo
Dominic standing behind King Claudius
spoiler alert: everyone dies
the whole cast did an outstanding job, these are wonderful and talented kids!