subject: re: Fire and Ice Formal
To: Headmistress Queller <email@example.com>
From: Santana Lopez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Headmistress Q,
As flattered as I am by my nomination, really, I always appreciate it when the student body recognizes my womanly attributes, it only shows some of them have good taste despite their other obvious flaws but I digress. I’m hereby withdrawing from the competition, while I understand the Winter Formal is an important event at school and being among the nominees is held in high esteem, working on a campaign this time of year simply does not fit into my tight academic schedule. As Abuelita likes to say, “educación por sobre todas las cosas”. That means: education comes first, but I’m sure you knew that already, what with you being such a smart, knowledgeable woman and quite an inspiration to us all, if I may add. Hopefully, my decision won’t come across as my being ungrateful, after all, it’s the students who have spoken when they decided to nominate me - rightfully so - and I know how much regard you give to your students’ opinion on these important matters. Speaking of opinions and important matters, if I may, your outfit today looked quite dapper, very Annie Hall minus the fedora. Diane Keaton would be proud.
To: Santana Lopez <email@example.com>
From: Headmistress Queller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you for the email. I, among the student body understand that academics come first. I am also pleased to see you so involved in your school work compared to last semester. Keep up the good work, and I hope to see you continue this up.