Monday, April 11, 2011
The state journalism convention we attended in Austin was quite successful by all standards. I purchased a snazzy pair of red boots (which received Howard the Shelter Cat's seal of approval), my BFF and other chaperon Jennifer (who used to live in a necklace) found three gifts for her dog Ranger, we all ate at the fab-u-lous Amy's ice cream, and oh yeah, the kids walked away with one Tops in Texas, seven first place, five second place, seven third place and 14 honorable mention individual awards. Woo-hoo!
The school newspaper also earned a state Bronze Star, and my friend Sandy Hall-Chiles was named one of the state's journalism teachers of the year.
I don't think it gets any better than all of that. I couldn't be more proud.
Oh, and most importantly, I even remembered the chicken.