It's looking like former Montrealer, Kamala Harris, is set to become the first female vice-president of the United States, according to AP projections — and her alma mater, Westmount High School (WHS), "couldn't be more proud."
Harris moved to Montreal at the age of 12 and attended WHS when her mother, Dr. Shyamala Harris, got a position at the Jewish General Hospital and McGill University.
Naturally, Harris's former high school took to Twitter to react to the news — as you do when your alumna is set to wind up in the White House.
WHS Knight in the White House!! 🎉🎊🍾🥳 https://t.co/x0NKtHeJp8— Westmount High (@Westmount High) 1604767207.0
Westmount High referred to Harris as the "WHS Knight in the White House," in reference to its sports team name.
"We couldn’t be more proud of WHS graduate @KamalaHarris - future Vice President of the United States," the school tweeted.
She did it. Kamala Harris- so many firsts. WHS Pride 💜💜💜 https://t.co/3RHPV6WO3J— Westmount High (@Westmount High) 1604767376.0
The New York times said Harris was shaped by her formative years at Westmount High in Montreal, describing her as a "disco dancing teenager" in a dance troupe named Super Six.
That large public high school was none other than the #EMSB's (#PSBGM's) @westmounthigh and we're proud to call… https://t.co/0ndO6oOR4v— English Montreal School Board (@English Montreal School Board) 1601926551.0
The English Montreal School Board, which governs Harris's former high school, encouraged Harris to come back to Montreal anytime.