Congratulations to our Debate Team! This past Saturday, 23 Evergreen middle school students placed first in overall wins—with a win percentage of 87%—at a tournament held at Seattle University, where they competed in a field of approximately 250 students. Plus, we were thrilled to have four alumni who came to volunteer their time as judges.
Meet Caroline Wright, an author with a unique perspective on difficult conversations with kids
Caroline and Garth Wright are the parents of Henry (1), and Theodore, age four. Garth is an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Caroline is a writer—of food articles, blogs, three cookbooks and more. In August, her newest book, and a big change from food writing, was published: Lasting Love, a children's book about how love endures even after the loss of a parent.
In 2017, Caroline was diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. The family had a preschooler and a one-year-old and had recently moved to Seattle. It was a week before Caroline's 33rd birthday. Her doctors told her she probably had a year to live.
From the beginning, throughout chemo and radiation and after, Caroline wrote daily and effusively, often in an online journal. Writing helped her process what she was going through; she recorded her thoughts, and feelings, and wrote updates for family and friends. But she always had her two young sons in mind.
"I wanted them to know that I loved them so much," she said.
She thought a lot about what to write to help her sons know her as a person,