Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shameless bragging

Yesterday was the final Michigan quiz.

Here's a rare "action" shot. Don't ask me why they are better able to answer the questions if they stand behind their chairs or pace incessantly, but it seems to work for them.

Their cousin Victoria joined us for the whole day as we were in her neck of the woods.

The girls lost one round yesterday, which gave them second place for the day. Between team and individual competition, Julianne quizzed out 4 times and Allison quizzed out 5 times. I'm not sure Allison has ever done that before.

Julianne placed third in YT vet individuals. Allison took first place in the YT rookie individuals.

But wait! Did you think I was done bragging already?

Following the awards for yesterday's competition there were awards given for the yearly stats.

Our girls won "Team of the Year" for having the highest total number of points in their division for the year. Not bad for a two person team!

Then, the all-stars were named. There's a complicated sounding method to choosing the all-stars, involving the average number of points, based on the number of questions the quizzer is in the quiz. In other words, if they quiz out on the 6th question, their average is higher than if they quiz out on the 15th question. Anyhow, the first place on the all-star team went to...[drum roll, please]

I know I say it every time, but we are so very proud of our girls. These awards don't come easily. They work hard to study the material, and have some tough competition. It's amazing to watch not only our girls, but all these kids as they quiz. The ability to think on their feet, to anticipate the questions, to remember minute details, and to do all these things simultaneously is astonishing.

They have a regional quiz in a couple weeks so they aren't done studying yet.
Oh, and I have more pictures. Several more pictures. You can thank me later for not posting all of them.
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  1. A.W.E.S.O.M.E!

    You have every right to be proud!

  2. Karen,

    How exciting! That is really neat that your girls had all their hard work pay off!

    Good Job, Girls!

    So awesome to be hiding God's Word in your hearts!


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