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Okay, this blogging thingy is more work than I thought!  I’ve really fallen behind as I got busier and busier at school this week. I did want to share with the world my big news at school.  An assignment for my junior English class was to enter the Central Texas Telephone Cooperative’s essay contest.  The contest includes around 15 schools.  The first place prize is a free trip to Washington, D.C. in the summer with 100 other students.  The prize even includes spending money.  The other places receive cash or savings bonds.  Tomorrow morning, a CTTC representative will be at our school to announce to my junior English class the winners, and the tiny school of Richland Springs has won 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places!!!!!  Woo!  Hoo!!!  I am so, so, so excited.  I can’t wait to find out WHO has won!

Our “weave” poems are coming along, slowly but nicely.  The juniors and the sophomores are both creating weave poems in our English classes.  We hope to enter some of them in the county youth fair.

Finally, our contest play, the One Act Play, is coming together.  We  are doing Steel Magnolias, and I’m enjoying the 6 young actresses so much!  They are fun and funny!

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4 responses »

  1. It’s great that Richland Springs will have the winner of the essay contest. Also that someone will be taking a trip to DC. You are such a good mentor to the youth of RS.

  2. Gee, thanks, Otto! Didn’t know you were following the blog! I’m flattered. I’m just getting the hang of it. It was so exciting today when Cheyenne Tharp received the grand prize. Cheyenne won a $2500 trip to D.C., and in December, Brooklyn McGinty won the same trip through a speech contest. I live vicariously through them! I’ve never been myself, but I’m so exited that two of my students will get that opportunity this summer! Go Coyotes!

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