Thursday, May 17, 2007

Awards Nights

We've had two awards programs this week. Tuesday we had our homeschool end of the year awards banquet. After an international potluck dinner, we listened to a formerly homeschooled young man tell of his homeschooling experiences in China. He was funny and interesting. Then we had the presentation of awards. This year Beth and I made the certificates. Beth actually designed them. She came up with about 5 designs and we let our group leaders pick which one they liked best. Beth was very excited that they used her design. Each parent sent me information on what they wanted their child's certificate to say and I typed it in with a calligraphy font. We handed out 51 certificates! Here are Beth and Ben's certificates (minus their full names :o):

Last night we had our AWANA awards ceremony. AWANA is a program our church has for elementary age children. It stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed which is taken from II Timothy 2:15. It was a fun night for all the kids. This was Beth's last year and she received the Timothy Award for completing the fourth book in the T & T group (Truth and Training). She also received the Merit Award for completing book 3. We've only been at our church for three years so she had to complete four books in three years. We were very proud of her accomplishment! That's a lot of verses to memorize! Ben received a participation award. This is his first year not completing his book. He's now determined to work harder! :o)

1 comment:

Perri said...

Your kids are great! You have every reason to be proud of them.

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."