Submitted By Paula Allen
Adelaide “Addy” Toll, a sixth grader at TMI Episcopal, was a member of the winning team at the Rio Grande Regional Show Jumping Rally. A member of Fiesta Pony Club, she was teamed with riders from the Fiesta, Hilltop and Brazos pony clubs.
Toll also was judged jumping her horse, Classic, as well as on horse management, which focuses on the care, presentation and set-up of the barn area during competition. Last summer, she competed with the Rio Grande Regional Team at the U.S. Pony Club National Championships and placed in the Top 10 with a junior-division quiz team. Congratulations, Addy!
In other TMI news, TMI Episcopal seventh graders visited with kindergartners at Mead Elementary School on March 23, reading with them, sharing new books and enjoying some time outside together. Mead, in the Northside Independent School District, is near the Medical Center, a 10-minute bus ride from TMI. More than 85 percent of Mead’s students are economically disadvantaged. TMI has a long-standing relationship with the public school, having visited for reading help and aided needy families with a holiday Adopt a Family drive since 2012.
The TMI students had concluded a unit in their English class on “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” with students considering the concept of neighbors.
“On the most basic level, being a good neighbor is about knowing each other,” said their teacher, Lucy Adams. The Mead visit was “an opportunity for our students to serve some younger students by helping them with their reading skills,” she added. “More fundamentally, we hope to build connections with another school community, with our students sharing their gifts in conversation with some of our neighbors in northwest San Antonio.”