My best birthday gift...my daughter Emily, who teaches mathematics at Shenandoah High School, was honored as the Henry County Teacher of Excellence.
Numero uno in the entire county! No surprise to this proud momma, but so thrilled that she was recognized for her hard work and devotion to her students, after being nominated by her principal Mr. Allen. Emily was a fantastic student herself at Shenandoah a "few" years ago, graduating as Valedictorian of the Class of 2003, and it's no surprise that she continues her education excellence.
Not only did she get a plaque, some flowers, and publicity...she also got a cash prize! Icing on the cake!
Like his Aunt Emmy, our 3rd-grade grandson is also a math whiz, as well as excelling in all the other subjects too. He raked in the end-of-year 3rd grade awards.
Principal Kinsey with some of the SES staff. Kaden's teacher Mrs. Garrard is in the navy stripe. She looks like she could be a student herself!
Take a closer look at the podium...creative engineering that teachers are famous for! Another use for pink erasers!
That's how teachers roll! Or, in this case, DON'T roll...
I'm quite sure Mrs. Garrard has never (nor will she ever again) have a student quite like our Kado....
Perfect attendance and All-A Honor Roll for the entire year...great academic future ahead for this sweet boy (with his good buddy Grady)!
Then the finale of the Gray Awards Days...this handsome fellow graduated from 5th grade!
Karter is our oldest grandchild...those past 11 years have flown by....
His Shenandoah Class of 2026 has 98 students moving on to Middle School.
Karter's teacher, Mrs. Daunhauer...
Perfect attendance, Math Bowl team (they finished 1st in their school-size division and 21st overall in the state of Indiana!), All-A Honor Roll for the year, and the President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence "signed" by none other than Donald J. Trump himself!
We blinked our eyes and just like that our Karterman is off to Middle School.
So proud of my family...God has blessed them with so many gifts, just one of which is...