Monday, April 5, 2010

Good Sport

I haven't been posting very regularly here, and I am wondering if I even have a readership left. If I do, I'd love to ask a favor...  The photo above is of my oldest, Kaleigh. She won the 2 mile in her track meet today. It was a momentous win for her. The other girl in the photo is her biggest rival in track. Kaleigh has been running the 2 mile against her since she was in 8th grade. Today, in her senior year... for the first time in 5 years, Kaleigh beat her. In all her years of track, this was the only girl who could ever beat Kaleigh. She was ecstatic after the race!

So here's the favor. Kaleigh is in the running for a $5000 college scholarship. She has officially accepted at UMASS Amherst for the fall. We know she has already received the Adams Scholarship, which is a big help, but every dollar counts here with 6 more to send to school after her. Here's the catch. The initial stage of this scholarship process is voting. The top 15 'vote-getters' from each state will be the finalists. They will then be interviewed by a panel and 3 will be chosen for scholarships.  I would love to see Kaleigh be one of the finalists. She is a bubbly, energetic kid with lots to offer. I think she'd do well in the interview.  Here is a link. You can vote every day... every vote will help her. And for any help we can get here... thank you very, very much!

And at the end here is a picture of Margaret. This is her first year of track, being just a 7th grader. She ran the 800 today, and did a phenomonal job taking 4th place. For a 7th grader (and a tiny one at that!) running against high school kids, I was so proud of her. It's going to be a great season!