Sunday, February 9, 2014

Science Fair

 Anna had an amazing night at the science fair awards!  Lots of specialty awards including money, certificates and plaques.  Two invitations to compete in further contests, and a second place ribbon.
Here she is in front of her board.  Her project?  Using oyster shells to reduce the nitrates and phosphates in the Indian River Lagoon.  We are so happy that she had such a good night.  It was so much fun to see her keep going up to walk across the stage.
Poor Ryan wasn't quite as lucky and failed to get a bid to state for Legos.  I keep reminding him that he is still going to state for Mathcounts, but he is still sad.  Good lessons to learn.  

12 comments:

Deb A said...

Congrats to Anna! Sounds like you will be having lots of travel in your future!
Lots of lessons learned - how to win nicely and how to cheer for the winner when you don't place.
Hope you get some quality sewing time in today.

Gene Black said...

Congrats to Anna (and Ryan) and their amazing mom.

Amanda said...

What an exciting evening; it's always wonderful as a parent to see your children succeeding, and so sad when they don't, though we have to be positive and tell them that it's the taking part that counts, even though we want to scoop them up and hug them better.

Kate said...

Congrats to Anna on the awards. Sounds like an interesting, timely and practical project.

Sorry Ryan's weekend wasn't equally successful, but you are right losing gracefully is a lesson that needs to be learned too.

Melinda said...

Congrats to Anna. What a wonderful achievement. And it's tough to see our children sad but someday Ryan will remember the fun he had rather than the lack of "the states".

Teresa in Music City said...

How thrilling!!! And as you say, it is good for Ryan to learn that sometimes others win and sometimes we win. He is also excelling in his field - and maybe next year he'll place in Legos :)

Sarah said...

You must be proud of both of them! Life's lessons are sometimes hard, but valuable non the less!

Pickles Quilting said...

Congrats! I remember my days of Science Fair...5 of us made it to the State competition one year. It was so fun! That is something that I will remember all of my life. I am happy to see that teens are still enjoying the science fairs.

Andee said...

Great job to both kids...remember what they say...you have to fail to succeed...to become the best you have to just keep on keeping on, as I am sure they know!

A Nudge said...

Congratulations to Anna! You go, girl. And remind Ryan his day will come.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Participating in events is so good for kids! My DD was in sports and my DS is in academic events. He has been helping the younger kids get started in our Science Fair which is good for him.

greeblygreebly said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter on all of her hard work, what a cool idea for a project. Sorry your son was disappointed. I hope things go well for him at Mathcounts.