Rural Virtual Academy, Namine’s school, has what they call Gallery Night, where students can present something they’ve worked on. It can be related to schoolwork, like Namine’s was, or a talk on something that interests them. (Last year Namine presented her own coat of arms, based on what she learned about knights and on what her own name means.)
One of the students, for his talk, brought in his pet ball python. Namine was excited to be able to pet it. (Jessica was not.)
After all the students gave their presentations and speeches, they were all presented with a certificate and they posed for a picture.