Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kylie's Speech

This week Kylie participated her school's Speech Fest contest. She was very excited to enter this year and spent all of Spring Break working on her speech. She worked so hard. She spoke on Geo Caching which has quickly become one of our family's favourite hobbies.
First she had to make it out of the classroom preliminaries. There were about 6 other classmates vying for 2 spots to speak in front of the school. She made it through and on Wednesday had the opportunity to speak in front of the whole school. Four kids from our school were then chosen to represent in the district wide speech fest, 2 primaries and 2 intermediates. Kylie was one of them!!
We were every proud and excited! So yesterday we loaded up the car with Grandparents, kept Keira home from school and off we went to the district speech fest. All 3.5 hours and 47 speeches of it!! Oh yes. That's right.
Lots of very interesting and entertaining speeches were heard and when the results came in, Kylie won second place in the primary division!! We are so proud of her! I felt she really deserved the win (of course) but not just because I am her Mom, but she really worked hard on it. Very hard. So I hope she learned a valuable lesson, hard work really does pay off!! Way to go Kylie!!

Turn up your volume and you can listen to her speech. I missed a wee bit of the beginning. Oops.

video

Here she is! The silver medal winner!

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