The past several days have been hectic in the Blaus house. For one thing, this was the last Week of school for the 2011-2012 school year. Along with that come school picnics and last minute things that need to be done for school. Leighlyn graduated from junior high on Thursday. That afternoon, parents, etc were invited to the WCJ-SHS Auditorium for an awards assembly. Most, if not all, of the 7th and 8th grade students received awards of one kind or another. Teachers and coaches spoke about the great accomplishments made this year. At the very end of this event, we learned that Leighlyn was one of 5 Honor Students. We were thrilled. After all of those students had received their certificates and had returned to their seats in the audience, the final award was given. It was from the Kansas State High School Activites Association and was given for amazing citizenship. This prestigous award is not given lightly. It is given to one boy and one girl out of the class. The powers-that-be judge the students for their excellence as an exemplary young citizen who has demonstrated a marked respect for country, assumed responsibility for improving school and community; and has shown reverence for life. This year's recipients are Dylan Niswonger, son of John and Leslie Niswonger, of Logan County, and our daughter, Leighlyn!!! This is a TREMENDOUS accomplishment and an honor for these 2 young people. After Principal Dustin McEwen made this announcement, I about died. I cannot tell you how much pride and excitement went though my shaking body. I'll spare you the rest of our amazing day and evening. It was a day I'll never forget. Abigayle's last day of school was yesterday. At the end of the day, her teacher awarded the students their certificates of their school year's accomplishments. At the very end, she announced the recipients of citizenship for this year. Our daughter, Abigayle, was the girl. YAY!!! What an end for a great week!
If all of this was not enough to busy ourselves, we also had birthdays. Our son, Adam, celebrated his 33rd birthday last Thursday with us. My mother, Donna Lou Elder's, birthday was on Tuesday. Stan celebrated his big day yesterday.