I wanted to post some more of Kaitlyn’s accomplishments while in school from the album her grandmother Elkins gave her when she graduated high school. It’s full of articles and pictures. (I also have the same clippings in a chest I kept for her too). I will do articles first. I’m very proud of the things she accomplished in her life. She looked and acted so happy. I didn’t know the sadness that lied beneath. That’s one reason this blog is so important to me. I want to tell the world that the severely depressed people in this world may not be who you think. It is not always obvious and she acted as far from being depressed as anyone I knew.
This is only a small portion of the things she has achieved in her life. I have posted other achievements way down in my blog somewhere many awards for many different things. Yes, I bragged on my daughter when she was alive and I will continue to do so in her death. She was an amazing person. You just don’t realize how much. How can someone so depressed achieve so much and illuminate such brightness when she had the darkness of depression in her all these years? It is so very hard to come to terms with.
I’m sorry but some of the articles you may not be able to read unless you zoom in. I did my best with my scanner and editing but I could only make them so big.
These first two are when she was accepted into the Summer Ventures in Math and Science for a few weeks in the summer at UNC-Wilmington. 3 students were chosen from her high school and they were sent to different colleges for the program. She enjoyed it. It was competitive to get into.
This next one is when she was a junior Marshall in high school. An honor reserved for the highest GPA students.
These next 4 are when she and other top students that were honored by the Optimist Club.
The next two is when she was in the Scholastic Art competition for the state held at a college (I can’t remember which one, different colleges were selected to host it each year). I think she won 1 gold key for one of her entries.
Then next one is when she was nominated for Governor’s school.
The next was a little competition when she was little. A character award.
When she was nominated for the prestigious Moorehead-Cain Scholarship. Neither of them got it but it was an honor to be nominated.
The next one was when she was in a math competition at UNC-Pembroke. She won second place. And below that is her scholarship to Campbell University.
The next is her playing flute in the high school band.
The next two are for another Scholastic Art competition. Kaitlyn brought home 4 gold keys for her work that year. Her pictures are the first two from the left on the bottom, the last one to the right on the bottom, and the 2nd row of her praying.
That was my girl, who I have always been so proud. If she had continued to live, who knows how many more accomplishments she would have made in life and as a doctor. But now we will never know.