Thursday, April 9, 2015

Academic Rodeo

Both boys participated in Academic Rodeo this year - and both did fantastic!  Brady was sick on the day of the actual competition, so he didn't get to participate in the math contest as he had planned, but he had already prepared an essay and a craft so he was able to enter those competitions.  He placed 3rd in craft and 2nd in essay and received his first ever trophies!!  He was so happy.
Dawson also did extremely well.  He competed in the 5th & 6th grade group and placed 2nd in the essay contest and got 1st in math!!!  As they were announcing the math winners from 6th place on up, he became more discouraged with each new name called, thinking that his chances of getting an award were diminishing each time - and then they announced, "1st place, Dawson Garner" and he was so surprised and so ecstatic!!  We're very proud of him, as he's the age of a 4th grader, but was competing against 5th and 6th graders and he won!
What a great feeling of accomplishment for both boys!  We are proud of our little smarties! 
The bling!

Brady's craft project - a bouquet of wildflowers made from recyclable materials.

The 5th & 6th grade math winners (Dawson's on the right with his 1st place trophy.)

Dawson and his fellow Minion Den scouters.  They all did so well!!!  He has a genius scout group!

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