As the school year wraps up, my daughter, Megan, has been very busy with band activities. Two concerts this week, and playing for the high school graduation on Sunday. School is out Monday for Memorial Day, then back for the final two days on Tuesday and Wednesday. I can't believe how much she's grown this year, both inside and out! On the outside, she's grown 6 1/2 inches in height, 2 shoe sizes, and while she's still a couple of inches shorter than me, her hands are bigger than mine. Sometimes I look at her and am amazed at who she's becoming, wonder who this beautiful young woman is, and where's my little girl?!?
Sorry...got off track a bit there. This is supposed to be about the award Megan received this week. The first award for the ninth grade band members was for most improved, and started out with the director talking about the person he was giving it to. He said this student started out in beginning band last year, and had done so well that he had moved them up into an ensemble group quickly. As soon as he said that, I knew Megan was the recipient of this award! She'd never been in band until last year, and she did advance quickly. He continued to say how much work she'd done to improve, then announced Megan as the winner! She was totally surprised and never imagined she'd receive such an award. She was presented with a very nice engraved plaque and certificate. Congratulations, Megan! We are so proud of you!