Warning: Parental bragging ahead...
At the end of each school year, the Stow Lion's club sponsors an award for students that have enriched their community and school by adhering to the following ideals:
- Respected by others, good personality, honest, fair.
- Accepts responsibly, does work promptly and efficiently, trustworthy.
- Respects authority, knows the rules, abides by the rules.
- Does more than required, dependable; or
- Has shown unusual improvement in any one or more of the above qualities.
The teachers pick one girl and boy to receive this award. The whole school gathers for the awards ceremony and it is a surprise as to who will be receiving the award.
Guess who was chosen?
This is what the teacher who nominated Madison had to say about her...
"Stolion Awards are given to those students who demonstrate excellent character and who go 'above and beyond'. I have had the unique opportunity to have Madison in my class for two years, when most teachers will only have her for one. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to watch her grow and flourish during that time. She is an amazing kid with amazing character. She gives me her best effort with each and every task. She is respectful, fair, and responsible. She is a good citizen who cares about the classroom, her peers, and her teachers. "
When she got home from school, as a reward Daddy took her out to get an Ipod. At 1 inch by 1 inch, these things are tiny! And to imagine they hold 250 songs. Technology sure has come a a long way since my day when a Walkman was considered cool...and compact.
Madison, I could not be prouder of the special little lady you are growing up to be. I love you so much!
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if you were working for the Lord, not for men" Colossians 3:23