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Reciprocal Excitement

February 28, 2012

By Tiffany Montano, Corps Member Proudly Serving at Sarah T. Reed High School

City Year New Orleans is very fortunate to receive Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday off of service to partake in the cultural anomaly that is Mardi Gras.  While Mardi Gras gets a bad rap for being about nothing but partying and promiscuity, in actuality, there is so much more to it.

The City Year team at Sarah T. Reed High School got a taste for that something more.  We had the privilege of watching our students march in several of the big parades.  Reed’s band may be small, but it has a big bite!  Reed, along with dozens of other schools marching in the parades, dazzled us with their endurance in marching miles per day while playing their instruments or twirling their flags.

We have provided video as testimony to City Year’s excitement to see their students as well as the students’ “embarrassedly happy reactions,” as described by Corps Member, Laura Slotkoff, the videographer of this moment.  I came back to school on Monday, February 27 with excitement, pointing to students and saying “I saw you marching!”  The students then reply, “I saw you on Saint Charles!”  It is clear that the excitement is reciprocal.  We are proud of our students at Reed and they are eager to make us proud.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 14, 2012 5:11 pm

    I wish it lasted longer! The students were so excited to see us!

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