By now you've seen Lauren's post about Tricia being one of 8 finalists for the Teacher of Merit award. Regardless of Thursday's result, does anyone doubt Washington has the best (History Day and otherwise) teachers in the nation? We have a delegation of 140 (yes, you read that right: 140) Washingtonians attending this year's contest. The students are great, of course, but I blame the teachers. (And by "blame" I clearly mean "thank.")
(Tricia Billes, Teacher of Merit award finalist, during the History Day Advisory Committee meeting earlier this year.)
I'm on my way to DC as I write this (thank you Alaska Airlines for having free WiFi on the plane! Now explain to me why WiFi at LAX costs $8??). Washington History Man & Empress Lauren will be on the red-eye tomorrow so we can be prepared for Team Washington's decent on the U Maryland campus.
Signing off for now,
(Team Washington Assistant, Cheerleader, & Paparazzo)