Hey y'all! I'm Elsie Wire, a junior at Saint Thomas Episcopal School. Something about our school that is unique is our Scottish Arts program. This includes our bagpipe and highland dancing programs. As a dancer, I love to see how our unique programs make an impact in our community and around the world. Over the past few summers, the band and dancers have traveled to Scotland to compete in their respective world championships. Both band and dancers had placings in the top ten. Not bad for a little school from Houston, Texas. Seeing the program flourish around the world gives us something to be proud of and a sense of accomplishment no other school has. It’s amazing to meet people from all over the U.S. and even from parts of the UK and Canada who also compete in Highland dance. It‘s a thing that connects us no matter where we live and I think it’s so cool!