A Big Day for Boy Wonder

March 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm 8 comments


I hate to interrupt the world’s longest post before you have a chance to cringe at the length.

However, Boy Wonder got a medal today!  He placed first in History, his subject of choice for Academic Team this year!  He was so nervous about the test today, but he did himself proud.

His team also scored First overall and will go to Regionals. 

They scored runner-up in Quick Recall by a narrow margin.  We are very proud of him and the team!

He takes after me, obviously.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Johnnie Ruth Hamill  |  March 2, 2008 at 11:12 am

    WTG Boy Wonder!!! KUDOS…

  • 2. touchofglory  |  March 2, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Congrats to my fellow Colts fan!!!!!

  • 3. Cindy  |  March 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Great job! Way to go!

  • 4. ~E  |  March 2, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Way to go, Boy Wonder! We are proud of you, too!

  • 5. mandythompson  |  March 3, 2008 at 11:05 am

    he takes after you! HA!!

  • 6. Cousin Misty  |  March 3, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Way to Go!
    Cheers coming your way from Louisville!

  • 7. Misty  |  March 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I’m glad Cousin Misty put the “cousin” prefix on there. It was confusing me 🙂 I”m proud of BW too! Great job! We are looking forward to putting Meg in the academic team when she’s old enough. Bryan was in it and did well. I was in the FFA–go figure. 🙂

  • 8. Susan  |  March 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm


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