I am finally coming around to this diving thing. Every class I get more and more brave.
We have spent the evenings working on material for the Marine Ecology Contest. I have been working extra hard.
The contest was on Saturday so Friday we drove over and stayed in a hotel near by. We spent some time at Disney Springs.
We were up early and to the contest and eager to go. I was nervous and decided I never wanted to do this again. It was so many people!
As I went through the sections I got more and more comfy. I had a good reader with me who acted more as my emotional companion.
It was finally over! Time to relax and let our brains go jiggly.
We were able to walk though and see the samples with the names on them. I figured I missed 2. Sometimes the contests are really close in scores so I figured I didn’t get anything. The awards started. I got an honorable mention for a photograph I took! I called it Kayak Resting Place.
The team awards were next. Pinellas County Juniors got 2nd place!!! YAY! I was so excited!
Individual awards are always so hard to win. I knew for sure I missed two so figured I was eliminated. Somehow I got 2nd place! There was a 3 way tie for 1st place! I skipped and giggled all the way to get my award.
SO HAPPY and excited!
I am the youngest kid on the team and this was my first year competing.
Showing off our awards!
We got back in town and spent the weekend setting up fish tanks and then getting new fish. Most of my fish died before the weekend was up but I am hopeful we will find a happy balance for them.
Celebrating my good week with some crazy twisty jumping things at diving class.