Thursday, January 15, 2009
Last week, Bryan participated in his school's Geography Bee. First of all, let me say that this was not mandatory, and I was excited that he chose to participate at all. I was even more excited when he made the highest score in the 8th grade for the 2nd round. That got him into the finals.
Jeff and I went to cheer him on. Quite frankly, I was surprised that we were the only parents there. This is a big deal, people! These students were being asked HARD questions. I was a nervous wreck for Bryan!
He was eliminated in the 3rd round of the finals, but it doesn't matter.
Bryan, I am proud of you. You stood confidently and answered those questions to the best of your ability. I was so proud to watch you standing there, knowing that it was making you nervous. Yet, you persevered, and I can't say enough about how proud I was to watch that. You are an amazing young man, and on days like that one I get a glimpse of the man you are growing to be. It makes my heart almost burst with love and pride. I couldn't ask for more in a son, Bryan!
In honor of Bryan, I thought we could have a little Geography quiz here ourselves. Go here and take the US Geography quiz. How did you do? I scored 135/150. Good luck!