Caution: Proud Mommy Moment Ahead!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:00 am 32 comments

The Broward County School District is the sixth largest in the United States is one of the five highest ranked school districts in Florida.  Out of the 250,000 students enrolled in the district, 39 have been recognized this year through the Kids of Character Program.



 Monday May 4th, 2009 was a wonderful evening.  Heather was honored by the Broward County Kids of Character Program.  


 Heather is pictured with (left to right)  Mrs. Hollingsworth (Vice Principal), Mrs. Gonzalez (Heather’s Teacher – fifth grade), Mrs. Mclaughlin (Guidance Counselor), and Mrs. Gundling (Principal). 


 This is Heather with her teacher Mrs. Gonzalez. 


 Here Heather is surrounded by her proud family.

In addition to being an honor roll student, safety patrol officer, and member of the school’s chorus and ecology clubs, Heather was recognized for her volunteer work on behalf of the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County and involvement in community based environmental efforts.  She also created a humorous video persuading fellow students to use cloth bags over plastic (she cast herself in all three roles of her script!).  Once again, congratulations Heather.

PS:  as an equal opportunity cheerleader, I will post about Jasmine’s honors in tomorrow’s post and Arvind’s the next day.



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  • 1. Mom Gone Mad  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:33 am

    How priceless is that video?!!!LOL

    You rock, Heather! Thanks for trying to make us all more aware.
    Era, I wouldn’t blame you if you just burst with pride right about now!

    • 2. Era  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you, Shalini. I will pass this on to Heather. I am really happy for her. She is such a hard worker.

  • 3. Gary  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm


    That is FANTASTIC!!

    I couldn’t be happier for you Heather! It’s so nice to see someone being awarded for all of their hard work and dedication.

    Keep up the AWESOME work and CONGRATULATIONS again!!

    • 4. Era  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 3:42 pm

      I will pass along your congratulations to Heather. Thanks, Gary.

  • 5. Sudharsana Srinivasan  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Awesome ! We are super proud of Heather too. Please do convey our congrats on the good work and keep it up to her 🙂

    • 6. Era  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Sudharsana, I will certainly let her know.

  • 7. Doraz  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Era, I can see why you are SO proud! Heather has a marvelous future ahead! She is very talented and displays lots of confidence! I wish her the very best! Her cast did a good job in the video, too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • 8. Era  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you Doraz.

  • 9. cindy  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    congrats to your daughter!

    • 10. Era  |  Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Cindy, I’ll be sure to pass on all the good wishes.

  • 11. emmap  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12:07 am

    awesome! way to go! i’d have cried…

    • 12. Era  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 12:11 am

      I almost did, but I was able to hold it together.

  • 13. Ritu  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Great job Heather! We are all very happy for your achievement. Keep it up!

    • 14. Era  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

      Thanks Ritu, I’ll share your comment with her.

  • 15. nat  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:37 am

    oh wow oh wow oh wow!!! such an amazing kid!

    • 16. Era  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

      Thanks, Nat. She is a sweetie pie.

  • 17. Bhavna  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Congratulations Heather!.
    We are very proud of your achivement.

    • 18. Era  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Bhavna. I will pass on your congrats to Heather.

  • 19. Jax  |  Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations Heather and to her proud parents & grandparents who love & support her. I was on retreat for two days so I only just read this. I am very proud of Heather.

    • 20. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:33 am

      Thanks and welcome back.

  • 21. maidinmalaysia  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

    i dont understand at all.. with kids like these… whaddya mean you and the husband argue during date night??

    and lurrrrrrrrrrrrrve it that patti and thatha are around and BURSTING with happiness

    • 22. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:58 am

      It’s great having patti and thatha here, especially during all the end of the school year activities. As for education related arguments, Mom and Dad are taking a chill pill as we speak.

  • 23. Nitya  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    And a Hurrah for Heather! Its amazing that she has so much to her credit!

    • 24. Era  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you.

  • 25. Lakshmi Srinivasan  |  Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Congrats Heather – I am thrilled that Niyathi kids like you as her role model – now she can watch your video twice a day! 🙂

    • 26. Era  |  Monday, May 11, 2009 at 12:00 am

      Thanks, Lakshmi. I’ll pass along your congrats to Heather. I’ll also have to ask her to make a new video. 🙂

  • 27. Wayne  |  Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Way to go!!! Heather. You’re a real superstar. Keep up the good work. Grandma and I are very proud of you. Grandpa would be so proud. Keep up the good works.

    • 28. Era  |  Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:20 am

      Thanks, Wayne. I’ll pass along the congrats to Heather.

  • 29. meena  |  Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats Heather!! The character award seems to encompass varied skills and accomplishments. Keep it going. Best wishes for future successes.

    • 30. Era  |  Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks, Meena.

  • 31. urmila attai  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    we are proud of what heather has accheived and it gives me all the more reason to want to spend time with her and her siblibgs, congrat to u too era

    • 32. Era  |  Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you. We are eagerly anticipating your visit.


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