Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Science Mania

As you have heard many many times, we had a bad case of the flu in January. 5 out of 6 of us got it. And with me being pregnant, it was a real bummer.

Well, the only person that didn't get the flu was #2. The same week that we were all sick, she was working on her science fair project. She came up with the idea and worked very hard on all of the steps pretty much by herself. The science fair was at school and we didn't even make it out to see it.

Sure enough, she won 1st place at her school and an opportunity to take her project to the Regional Science Fair here in Austin. What a huge deal! There were between 10-15 projects selected from our whole school and #2's project was the only project by a girl in the whole group!!!

So this weekend was the big deal Science Fair. I don't know who was more excited, me or her. We went and got her a new outfit to wear (which of course, I didn't get a photo of) and had a nice mother/daughter breakfast before heading to the big fair. She was taken into the huge judging room, where she and hundreds of other kids waited by their projects to have a judge come and ask them questions. I sat and waited in the parent's holding room with my friend Becky (whose son was also there) for her to walk across the stage for pickup. Once we were able to talk, she said it was really really scarey. She said that the judge was nice and asked a lot of questions about her project.

She ended up winning a second place ribbon for her project. I told her that my pride in her accomplishment is overwhelming. She is the first person in our family to have this sort of academic accomplishment - and it couldn't happen to a nicer, harder working, sweeter kid.

I am proud to say that she actually learned about her topic and completed her project on her own. I know that she is proud of her accomplishment and that makes this all even better!


Our favorite local weatherman was the host. #2 took this photo of him. It is a good way to see how many gazillions of people were there.


Texicana said...

Go Girl Power! Our hearts are swelling with pride; in fact, I think I grew an inch.

Heather and Stephen said...