On Wednesday, May 12th, my brother Ashte’, a doctor and chief resident at George Washington University Hospital, was invited to a ceremony at the Kennedy Center where he would be inducted into the National Honor Society.

Alpha Omega Alpha is this country’s only national medical honor society, and recipients are chosen from the top 25th percent of their class. Then, out of this top quartile, a recipient is not only picked for their high academic standing, but as well as leadership among their peers, professionalism and a strong sense of ethics, promise of future success in medicine, and a commitment to service in the school and the community. Known as the Phi Beta Kappa for medical schools, it is “a lifelong honor, and membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.”

All of those reasons are why we are soooooo proud of Ashte’. So my mother and I headed off to the Kennedy Center with him and Jenna to see him receive his award.

I’d never been there. What a cool place.

Mom and Ashte

We ate in the Kennedy Center’s rooftop restaurant. It was really good too!

Ashte and Jenna

The chief of medicine commented to Ashte’ as he accepted his honor, “Look at that, you’ve been awarded a new placemat.” The real award had already been ordered online, to be framed forever, later.

Check out that kid, walking a little bit taller.

How you like me now!?

Love you Ashte’,