We received some wonderful news recently from our contact in Guatemala. Anna tells us that Valentina was the valedictorian for the entire first grade in the town! This is always a high honor, but it is especially so for Valentina, who didn’t start first grade until she was 11, and for whom Spanish is her second language. She marched in the annual Independence Day parade as a bandadera (flag bearer), and Anna sent us some wonderful pictures.
We couldn’t be more delighted and proud of her accomplishments. Congratulations, Valentina! Bien hecho!
Valentina in the Independence Day parade (click to enlarge)
Valentina very proudly and carefully carrying her flag in the parade (click to enlarge)