Wednesday, July 15, 2009
BRAND NEW SCHOOL WELCOMES LAUREL
The photo editor left her equipment at home, but imagine a beautiful new brick facility in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. Now imagine little Laurel Cupit attending school here. Her mother received the surprise phone call on Monday morning that Laurel had been accepted to the new academic magnet program provided she pass the screening on Wednesday. Laurel has now completed and passed the screening and is officially registered. She'll start kindergarten here in about 3 weeks. This has been a long process. Laurel's parents have applied for her to go to several good schools over the last year, always resulting in rejection letters. Finally, the family opened a piece of mail that began, "Congratulations...." instead of "We regret to inform you..." The family has prayed for a good school for what seems like years. Prayers are sometimes answered at unexpected moments. Maren offers one bit of advice to parents in the Baton Rouge area seeking acceptance to a good school, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again (and again and again and again!)"