Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Big Red Star!

A few months ago, I received an email from Maddy's school principal!
No, she wasn't in trouble --
he wanted to nominate her 
as an outstanding 8th grader to receive a Big Red Star
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

I gave him some details of her background including the sports, clubs
and volunteer work she has been involved in and he added
the academic information.
About a month ago, we received the news that she and 
another student from her school were selected as outstanding 8th Graders!

Last week we attended the Big Red Star awards ceremony
with about 320 students from all over the
State of Nebraska!
(We thought it was just a Lincoln event, but there were only
about 12 students from Lincoln and
the rest were from various cities around the state.)
There were presentations on getting ready for college and
what to think about and classes to take in high school to prepare.
The keynote speaker, Peter Ferguson, was funny and
kept every one's interest. 
Near the end of Pete's address, he mentioned
how his daughter (who is a high school freshman)
constantly does the "teacup" pose with her friends and
he thinks it is SO odd!

He also mentioned he's been mistaken for Michael Jordan!
Well, we saw him on the way to lunch 
and what did he and Maddy do for their photo?
The teacup pose!  :)

It was really a super proud moment for us and Maddy.
I've always thought of her as an
outstanding 8th grader.


Billie Jo said...

What an amazing honor for your girl!
And...a testament to her parents and her home. : )
Good job Mom!

Laurie said...

That is AWESOME!!! What a huge honor!! Love the "Big Red Star" name!!

shortybear said...

congrats, great job

Kelli said...


Lisa said...

wow! congratulations!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Way to go, Maddy!! How amazing. I'm so happy for you both!!!

Jodee said...

I am sooo proud of Maddy too! What a great honor to be selected! Love these pictures!

Jen Kershner said...

That is outstanding! You must be so proud of your girl!