My Daughter

I rarely post anything personal or about my own children. Honestly, I don’t even photograph them that often (I am a bad, bad photographer-mom). But I must share how proud I am of my own daughter. At 14 years old she was accepted in to a program at a local college due to her GPA and ACT scores. At 15 she is currently finishing up her first year of college. She is in Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs) and is in the Global Scholars program (an
Academic Honors Program. Its purpose is to give students the opportunity to gain a world perspective and awareness through a deeper and more connected, contextualized college experience that requires an ACT composite score of 25, a SAT score of 1130, a High school GPA of 3.50, and a GPA of 3.50 or higher based on a minimum of 12 hours of college level courses).

She’s brilliant and self motivated. Beautiful and bold. She is herself – which makes me happier than anything in the world – she is not afraid to be who she is. Her one request when accepted in to college at 14? Blue hair. You got it, girl, and you rock that blue hair.

We bought her dress at Boutique Couture and Michael at Epiphany Salon did her gorgeous blue hair!

Leaving high school to attend college meant she would give up going to prom and doing many of the things that high school students do. Last night  the Global Scholars hosted a black tie gala at the Hunter Museum of Art in downtown Chattanooga which she was invited to attend. I was thrilled that we were able to shop for a formal dress for her, have her hair done, and almost get the “prom” experience. She and her handsome date had a wonderful time and I think she looked absolutely stunning. I couldn’t be more proud of her and her accomplishments and of who she is as a person. She is the best person I know.

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Melody Hood