Clarion Herald, Back to School supplement
Photo | COURTESY MARIAN BLANCHARD
More than a few tears are shed each year as children prepare to go back to school – or go to school for the first time. Last year, Riley Blanchard entered pre-K2 at St. Louis King of France in Metairie with some trepidation, as her class photo attests. “Every picture was of her crying,” said Marian Blanchard, Riley’s grandmother. “She cried when she took her bunny pictures; she cried when she took her Santa pictures.” But everything ended well. “Every grandmother thinks her grandchild is smart, but Riley amazes me!” Blanchard said.