I was in the office today and overheard a conversation about the recent PTA Reflections contest. We missed the awards banquet last night because Kat stepped into take over an emergency part in the MCT play. The head person was dropping off ribbons and certificates. She told the office staff that only one student was moving on to the state level, Katerina Nordheim!!! Her literature entry won at the District level. She was the only one from her school. One of six moving to state in our entire district in the literature category. There were over 400 entries (all categories) and only 34 moved on to State level from Puyallup. She now has a very large and beautiful ribbon and will will know the state results in April. I’m extremely proud of my budding writer and a wee bit jealous! Her only comment was, “Why can’t I pass writing in school?”
In 3rd grade I entered my first writing contest and lost. In fourth grade, my baby girl could end up with the best in the state award for her story!!!