Dear TTS24 Family and Friends,
It’s been a whirlwind of days getting to Washington, DC. Parents and students began filing in from across the US and Panama yesterday. We congregated at the Residence Inn near Dulles Airport for a few brief moments (or so it seemed), and then the group of 16 students and 4 teachers began their journey.
|Part of the DC Crew|
|Katie, Sarah, Beth, Mary Reid|
By mentor groups, teachers took students through the paces of cinching down straps, checking in, and prepping to go through security. After my mandatory final hugs, the group headed towards their departure gate. Students had ample time to synchronize their watches and then set out for the traditional TTS Airport Scavenger Hunt. I wonder how many students were able to snap a photo with an octogenarian or identify the Malawi flag hanging in the international terminal?
As my plane readied to pull away from the terminal, I received my last text from the teachers, “All sixteen on the plane. J”
Kudos to all the friends and family who have supported these girls and their teachers to prepare for this moment. We know how much effort it takes to get to this point. We hope you’ll follow this blog and use it as a place to create a record of the semester. Use it as a place to have a dialogue among parents, students, teachers and friends.
|TTS24 Group Shot|
Let the adventure begin.
Sending my hugs to all of you too,