Today Alison was presented with a running trophy at Friday Flag. She worked really hard for this all year long! She ran a total of 408.25 miles!! There were many days that I picked her up from school, with a shiny red face, bows still in her hair, and shoes still glittering. We are so proud of you Alie. The trophies were awarded to grades K - 5 who ran more than 300 miles. She was one of 23 for the school, mostly consisting of boys, and one of 6 for her grade. What a great accomplishment!!
First Grade Running Trophy
The look on the kid's face handing over the trophy is
great. (Are you kidding me?)
waiting . . . any more girls?
Ahh, the power of reward.
(Lindsay deserves a bit of recognition, as she was a motivator in Alie's quest. She received a trophy last year in her 2nd grade class. This year she provided waving and cheering from the sidelines, claiming that she did not need another running trophy:) Occasionally, I would see them run together for a lap . . .