Above: Veronica Forge and Carson
My soon to be former student Veronica Forge and I took a quick picture today for her scrapbook. The English department here and at my former school requires each student to construct a 15 page scrapbook. I am blessed to have had Veronica for three [years] courses: World History (sophomore year), AP United States History (junior year), and AP European History (senior year). Veronica is a very special student in that she committed herself to being a great student. Though she earned high marks, her focus is on knowledge and ideas. She is insightful and always looking to add a comment during our class meetings. Veronica will be attending Baylor University in the fall where she will concentrate in African American Studies. Again, as I reflect on the number of great students I teach, I find myself smiling at their transformation and potential. She has been a great campus leader and a wonderful mentor to many of our younger African American students. Much like Josh Farris, she has done a great job educating our campus on matters important to the black community. I have the best job on the planet.