The seniors in sixth period finished their Digital Photography exam. And after homeroom, the seniors were allowed to go home.
One of the young women in the class and my homeroom, handed me this two tone metal dog pin and said, “Here Ms. Hendricks. This is for you.”
I was so surprised. She’d made it in Jewelry Class.
I took the highly polished pin and pinned it on my shirt collar, fastening the safety clasp, thanked her and told her how lovely it was…. but then as I thought about it, I asked her if maybe she should give it to someone in her family, it was so beautiful.
She said, “No, I want you to have it.”
My first year teaching high school is coming to a close. I’m touched when asked to sign a yearbook. They want me to bring my camera to graduation on Saturday.
I’ve learned a lot.
Thank you Jaquea. (p.s. It is really difficult to photograph highly polished metal)