It’s a time honored tradition, tea time.
By COLE BENZ
Each spring the ladies of the New England Women’s Club invite the graduated senior girls of New England Public School. The New England Women’s Club is the oldest organization in town, chartering in 1913.
Together, with their mothers, the girls gathered with the women’s club and enjoyed some tea and food.
The event this year opened up with an introduction to the group, then the ladies of the club stood up and introduced themselves. They talked about how long they had been a member and what the group had meant to them over the years.
Then the high school seniors were given the opportunity to talk about themselves and what their plans were post-graduation.
The gathering also featured a guest speaker, Kristin Schock, D.D.S.
Schock is a New England native who now practices dentistry in Bismarck.
She talked about what it was like to navigate through her undergraduate degree at Dickinson State University on her way to dental school in Colorado. She pointed out that on her way to dental school she lived with a great aunt for a year in Colorado while she was taking a dental school test preparation class, something she pointed out to show the young ladies the dedication she had towards her ultimate goal.
She gave advice to the young ladies and answered questions. Most inquiries were about her schooling, the work it took to get through dentistry school and how her practice operates today.
Some questions, though, were about how she prepared to get into dental school and the costs associate with her education. She was quick to point out that a person shouldn’t let cost impede your passions, and there are always avenues to get where you want to go in life.
After the questions were answered the ladies posed with their mothers and the women’s club for a few pictures and then they enjoyed some refreshments.