SHE IS TRANSFORMED
Her mom remembers the shy 4th Grader hiding behind her skirt when they first visited
Forest Ridge. Her dad recalls the little girl who cried in embarrassment because her serve couldn’t clear the net. They joke about the 6th Grader so afraid of public speaking she feigned illness to avoid school. Today, as she carries her roses in the graduation procession, there are other memories. Singing a solo in the musical. Mentoring Middle School girls. Campaigning for Class President. Eulogizing her grandfather in a crowded church. Opening the envelope from that East Coast college and raising her arms in teary-eyed triumph. Looking back, Forest Ridge didn’t just educate their daughter. It transformed her.