i made a mad dash from work to pick up my daughter. we attended an incoming freshman introductorysession at the local high school. the funny reaction from a coworker was, “oh s*%#!” that’s right! that’s how i felt! i truly have always felt young at heart, but wow, talk about throwback and nostalgia. i was pleasantly surprised and happy to hear that ethnic studies is a requirement, that filipino club, filipino heritage club, and tagalog are offered as elective courses. the daughter expressed interest in these as well as culinary arts. i was more shocked that the number of expected incoming freshman is 800+! the teacher to student ratio is 1:38!! the counselor to student ratio is 1:400!!! what i appreciated the most was experiencing this with my girl and seeing the amazement and opportunity in her eyes.