Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Stolion Award

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?


Madison!!!



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




26 comments:

Kristie said...

That is Awesome, Way to go Madison! brag away it is your blog!

twin power mommy said...

Way to go! That's pretty cool! :D

i like that verse at the bottom. i try to remember that when i do things, its a good reminder when you don't FEEL like doing something!

Wendi said...

What an honor!
I would be bragging too!
Congratulations Madison!

Fire Hunt said...

How cool. Congratulations Madison!

amanda said...

yeah for madison :)

congrats to both the award winner and her proud mama!!

E and T said...

Madison, what an honour to be elected for this award. Congratualtions, this is outstanding, it demonstrates what an exceptional young lady you are.

You're one mum that certainly deserves to have bragging rights. This is such a fantastic award to be given. I am really impressed by the criterial for this award and think it is fantastic that Madison was chosen for it.

Congratualtions to you all.

Love
Elise.

Kristen said...

YAY! Yippee for Madison!

What a huge honor!

Congrats to her and her Mama. Looks like you are doing many things right! Both of you keep up the good work!!!

Cindy said...

Wow! What an honor! It's obvious that Madison is a very special girl! You must be SO proud!

Breanne and Rylee said...

Yeah Madison. Rylee said to tell you that she is very proud of you. Keep up the good work.

Breanne and Rylee said...

Yeah Madison. Rylee said to tell you that she is very proud of you. Keep up the good work.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a beautiful girl....I'm sure you are so proud, and you SHOULD brag about her! Way to go!

I discovered your blog a few weeks back, and I love it! What a wonderful story and gorgeous family you have.

Mandy said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations on Madison's award!

And I still have my bright yellow Sony walkman somewhere. It was cool once upon a time...

Stephanie said...

What an incredible honor! I would definitely do some bragging if I were you too. And I'm sure Madison will treasure that 1 inch by 1 inch iPod! They are crazy fun :)

Anonymous said...

Aunt Sandra says
Good job Madison, congratulations. i know your parents are so proud of you and I am to.

My granddaughter got the same award in her school and I am very proud of her also. You are two great kids it looks like.

GOOD JOB FOR YOU BOTH. I LOVE YOU

careysue said...

Yay congratulations Madison you're pretty awesome!

Enjoy your iPod Madison you defineely deserve it.

Congratulations Mom for raising such a wonderful girl!

La Familia Garcia said...

This makes my heart melt! That is soo neat!

Becks said...

Congratulations Madison!! What a great feeling knowing you have raised such a great girl!! Madison must feel very proud. In grade 4 I one something very similar and it still makes me feel proud and special. This accomplishment will be with her forever and make her a confident, compassionate young woman! Good job Madison!!

Becks said...

I "won" not one. I am tired - hehe!

Apple said...

Oh, fabulous! Doesn't your heart just swell until you think it's going to burst?! You're evidently doing a good job as a parent...so, hoorah for you too!!

Kendra said...

That sounds a lot like the award my lil' guy rec'd.

That is so very special. I know you are a very proud momma. You should brag all you want too. That is great ... way to go!

matt said...

Great news! A true testament to your parenting skills.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Yeah for Madison!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Congrats to you both!

McMommy said...

Congrats Madison!!!
Enjoy the wonderful award...and the ipod!!

andreawilliams said...

Brag away! That is wonderful! Congrats!!

Lisa said...

Very cool!