Friday, January 15, 2010

Alex and the Bee

Back in December, Alex was one of the winners of his classroom spelling bee, which gave him the opportunity to compete in the school-wide bee this week.

We studied his words like crazy, but he was still N-E-R-V-O-U-S the day of the bee.

I went to watch and I think I was almost as nervous as he was. In the first round when it was Alex's turn, he stepped up to the microphone and, voice trembling, spelled his first word. He got it right. Round by round, competitors were eliminated, but Alex stayed in. He made it to the top three, and then was eliminated on the word "mosquitoey".

But the good news is, the top three finishers from our school advance to the next level of competition: the Davis School District South End Spelling Bee.

He was excited about his finish -- especially when they awarded him a $10 gift card from Wal-Mart! Woot! (By the way, I took him to Wal-Mart to use the card today and am so thrilled to say that Alex is now the proud owner of a Zhu Zhu pet. Definitely my kind of pet....doesn't smell bad, doesn't eat anything and doesn't bark all night!)

Y-A-Y       A-L-E-X!!!

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12 comments:

Nicki, said...

Congratulations to Alex and well done on getting some pictures. Isn't it funny how equally (if not more) nervous we mothers get when the little ones compete.

annabelle g said...

Way to go Alex!!! Love your b&w conv on these...great shots :)

Alvord Photography said...

Great Job Alex.

Suzy said...

Congrats to Alex- great captures Maraget!

Reds said...

Congrats Alex - that is awesome!!

Yolanda said...

Congrats Alex! That is awesome!

Janae said...

That is awesome! I never made it past the classroom spelling bee. In fact I don't know how I made it out of school...LOL.

pat said...

Good job, Alex! I love it that he did well in the Bee :-)

k said...

yea Alex! Congrats to him!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Congratulations Alex way to go.

Jen said...

yay alex!!

7EVANS said...

Yea Alex! and I am sure I would have misspelled misquitoeyeysy ... whatever! LOL!
What is that anyway?