Last night was our school's annual academic awards banquet. 2/3 of our eligible kids were invited. (The banquet is only for 6-12 grades, making Alex and Simon ineligible...hence the 2/3)
Normally the banquet is uneventful or exciting. 1.) You eat, normally very little of a lot of things. By the time the underclass men get into the line all the older kids and their families have scarfed everything down. 2.) Names of students are called. The kids go up and get a pin or little metal. 3.) Scholarship winners are announced and awards given out to the Senior class. Nothing too exciting.
Well last night Laney was chosen to receive the Matt Wright Memorial award. This is awarded to an 8th grade athlete who shows strength in sports as well as in the class room. There were 2 boys and 2 girls chosen. This was very exciting. Laney has chose not to continue playing sports in High School, but we were very excited and surprised to see her win the award. Laney also received a metal for being on the A/B honor for the first 3 marking periods.
Taylor was recognized for being on the all A honor roll for the first 3 marking periods. There was only 1 other recipient from her class who received this award. Taylor has her mind set on keeping up the all A's and would like to see about taking some advanced classes online. She is such a whiz kid.
We are so proud of both of them. Simon wanted to get in on the picture action, so he grabbed a metal and cheesed it up for the camera too!