Right now she’s hard at work preparing a Power Point presentation on the country of India, which she has been asked to give to the 7th grade Social Studies class at her school – a very distinctive honor, as the class is a year ahead of her own. But Hayley is uniquely gifted to do a fabulous job.
You’ll recall that Hayley went to India with her dad a little over a year ago; click here to refresh your memory. The journey half-way around the world was an experience in which VERY FEW students her age (10 then) get to participate. She’s been asked to tell the older students about her travels and impressions, and Hayley felt the best way to do so would be via Power Point (Hayley is VERY computer literate).
Maybe in the future I can get an online (or file) link to her report, and, if so, I’ll post it here. Hayley is also on a local swim team (we saw her practice session yesterday) and on top of all that is taking clarinet for the first time. She gave us a sample "recital-ette" yesterday of what she's already learned, and, based on that performance, we can't wait for a band concert that we can attend. Once again, we’re very proud grandparents.
This past Saturday our frosh granddaughter, Talli, ran a PB (personal best) in the 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) at the Tomahawk Twilight Cross Country Meet in Marysville, Washington.
Her time was 20:37:91, and, once again, she was the first to cross the finish line from her school, beating several older, upper-classperson team members, as well as those from other schools. Overall, she came in 45th out of over 250 competitors in the race. The photo above shows her (in yellow) at an invitational meet two weeks ago.
You can click here for a link to the event results. If you scroll way, way, down on the right hand side, you’ll see her name and time under the “5,000 Meters VARSITY (1,2,3,4)” category. If you click on her name (#44), it’ll show you her YTD events and times.
Lest you think she only excels in athletics, let it be known that she’s also a top academic student who is active in everything, it seems. And, oh, by-the-way, she also plays trumpet in the band. Yep, we’re very proud grandparents.