So, I went into the A to Z Challenge with high hopes. Then a four day snow storm hit that squashed my internet. Then we had to squish four days worth of speech practice into a few hours, compete at Sections and celebrate our Eight To State victory.
Alas, Monday rolled around and I have missed a good many letters…
But, like I said, it’s all good.
My Dear Daughter and her duo partner placed third at Speech Sections and will be heading to the State competition this Saturday. Their piece is from Jodi Picoult’s, The Pact. This past summer, they contacted Ms. Picoult for permissioin to use her novel for their speech. She graciously said yes.
As an author myself, I would be flattered to have a student ask permission to use any of my writing in a speech tournament. I can’t tell you the number of books DD has purchased after hearing a selection from a competitor.
Yet, not only will DD and her duo partner advance to State this weekend, but six other of my speech students will as well. Including a seventh-grader who totally rocks his Prose piece. I am humbled and amazed.
My posts will likely be sporadic at best for the next week as we eat, breathe and dream speech, but I will return next week in full force!
Thanks for your patience and best luck to all the wonderful kids across Mineesota who have advanced to the highest level of competition. Best Luck!