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Friday, April 07, 2006

Convention News...

The kids are home safe and sound.

They appear to be quite *pooped*.

Carrie has been on the telephone and Parker has tied up my computer the entire evening. So things are getting back to normal again.

According to my two field correspondents:

The convention competition in Arlington, Texas, consisted of over 400 competitors aged 13 to 18 years of age. There are no age divisions between the competitors. Entries are judged and the top six are awarded medals with a nod to move forward to the international competition which will be held at the end of May into the first week of June.

Neither Parker's nor Carrie's photography entries placed. Carrie received a perfect score of 300 and Parker got a high score of 297 on one of his three entries. Even with these scores they did not place in their divisions. Parker said that there were over 200 photography entries.

Parker placed 2nd in the Engineering Division for his science project. He is 13 years old and did an excellent job for his first year of competition!

Carrie is 15 years old and placed 5th in the 800 meter run. She is also the fourth leg on the girls' 1600 meter relay. The girls' 1600 meter relay team placed 2nd! Carrie's academic quiz team also placed 2nd.

So Carrie and Parker both qualify for the international convention!

The rest of my track team made a good showing with each of my 200 and 400 meter runners placing. Carrie said that there was a lot of competition for them.

Also... my boys' 1600 meter relay team placed 2nd!


There's some question of whether or not the girls' volleyball team will get to advance or not as they were 2nd in the tournament play. I'm not sure, but I think only the winners of tournament play get to advance. We'll probably find out next week about more convention details.

Twenty kids from our school participated this past week. We think that only one student did not place in any event which is really really sad.

So that's pretty much the run down from the kids' week of competition. I'll let you guys know if there are any more interesting details to share as they come available.

In other news...

I have had to turn our heater back on tonight. We had a high of 74 degrees today, and then suddenly a brief rain came and a cold front moved through. Our temperatures are continuing to drop and are expected to be into the 30's by morning. Right now it is about 47 degrees and the wind is blowing around 25 to 30 mph.

So yeah... there's a wind chill out there.

You guys have a great week-end and I'll catch you back here...



Blogger Dreaming again said...

CONGRATULATIONS Carrie and Parker (and mom!)

How great that they did so well!

I am surprised they could get such high scores and yet not place, somehow that doesn't seem kosher ya know?

Don't know how they are doing it now, but when I went, top two tourney teams went ..but since it was right outside of NYC they were trying to get as many kids to Nationals as possible.
I hope they get to go.

Get selling those candy bars!

It turned cold up here too! Our weathermen need to be fired! Give us spring all winter and winter fights for spring?

April 07, 2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...


We'll see if the volleyball team gets to go.

That makes sense though, since the 2nd place track and quiz teams both get to go.


April 08, 2006 1:43 PM  

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