Good morning, Council President Clarke, Councilwoman Bass, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown, and members of Council. As President of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, along with Vice President Joy Pollock; Toni Bailey Nottingham; archivist Dorothy Kapenstein; our principal Dr. Parthenia Moore, who was just this week named Principal of the Year for the School District; fellow alumnae, faculty members, and students, who are all up here on the podium with me, to my surprise and relief, it is with great pleasure that we accept this beautiful proclamation that you have issued to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. We are extremely grateful for this honor, for which we offer our profound thanks.
We have always been there to serve the school and her students, and we always will. We hope you will too.
Thank you very much.