With the announcement that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the U.S. presidential election, Montreal pride has been rolling in on social media as locals show love for projected vice-president Kamala Harris who spent formative years living in our city.
This is especially true when it comes to Harris' alma mater: Westmount High School, which took to Twitter to congratulate Harris on her success.
But the English Montreal School Board — which encompasses Westmount High, a public school on Rue Saint-Catherine Ouest — just topped them by posting Kamala Harris' old yearbook photos from the year she graduated grade 11 in 1981.
I used to joke that I felt like a duck because all day long at our new school I'd be saying 'Quoi? Quoi? Quoi?'
Kamala Harris, discussing her time in Montreal in her memoir
The English Montreal School Board captioned the photos "Congratulations to Westmount High School alumna Kamala Harris on being elected #VicePresident of the #UnitedStates! You are an inspiration to all of our students!"⠀
The yearbook is titled "VOX DUCUM '81" and shows a young Kamala Harris smiling amongst her classmates.
If you scroll through, you can also see what she chose for her cherished memories, her description of happiness, and favourite pastime (spoiler: it's dancing with her disco dance troupe Super Six).
Her favourite expression was, "Naw, I'm just playing!" and she thanked her mother.
Harris is expected to make history as she's set to become the first female vice-president as well as the first Black and first South Asian vice-president of the U.S., meaning these Westmount High yearbook photos will become historical artifacts documenting her journey from Westmount to the White House.