Life is made up of choices. One of the best choices I ever made was Western Senior High School in Baltimore, MD.
Western High School, founded November 1, 1844, is the oldest all-girls public high school in the United States and is one of the city’s and the nation’s most distinguished institutions of learning. The programs at Western have been designed and are implemented to provide opportunities for our students to develop and enhance their academic and artistic abilities. As our students are challenged during the school year, it is our greatest hope that they will accept responsibility, grow intellectually and be successful. With the guidance, assistance and direction of our staff, we believe that they will acquire the necessary skills to continue their education so that one day they will effectively lead this powerful nation and become viable citizens of the community.”
Tonight, a fellow alumnae shared a new video about Western and I had to share it with all of you.
My years at Western were some of the best years of my life. I blossomed, explored and evolved so much as a person during my time there. I cried my eyes out on graduation day. Not because I was happy but because I didn’t want to leave.
The friendships I forged during those years live to this day. The diversity and strict, accountability for your own education was such a blessing. It is a blessing of sisterhood that I still carry with me. My eldest sister Barbara attended Western and she was by far one of the most intelligent women I ever knew. It was an honor to be accepted and an even greater honor to attend classes, sing in the choir, participate in many clubs and activities and most of all, get to know young women from every walk of life throughout Baltimore.
I’m so proud of the woman I have become. I know the education and encouragement I received during those crucial teenage years at Western, play a tremendous part in who I am today.
If you live in the Baltimore Metro area and have a daughter who is about to enter high school, I strongly encourage you to check out Western. The benefits last a lifetime.
If you have a few minutes, check out this video.