This post by Jennifer Flaten
On Tuesday the girls had their Forensics Showcase. Since forensic isn’t really the kind of sport parents can come to and cheer their kid on from the stands, the awards night lets us see some of the winning performance pieces. Plus, there are snacks.
Our team took second in state and is off to the nationals in California and let me tell you they deserve it. The performance pieces are simply amazing.
After the performance pieces are done, it segues into an awards show and the coaches put any of the professional emcees at the Oscars etc to shame.
What I love about the awards portion of the ceremony is the coaches introduce the recipient by sharing a memory about them. One of the coaches has worked in the district for 13 years and taught two of the team members in elementary school. There is something especially touching about a teacher sharing a memory of a student from long ago.
We had a moment of fear though, our oldest daughter was called up to receive her letter….and we waited for her sister to be called. And, we waited. I began to worry that my youngest daughter wasn’t going to get her letter…ah, but they saved her for last and up she went to get her award. Phew.
As usually happens at these types of events the outgoing seniors give the coaches a gift. Now, what you need to know about forensics kids are they are naturally funny, and have excellent timing, it goes with the sport.
This year’s had everyone rolling in the aisles, I can’t think of a better way to spend two hours.
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