The hard work paid off and he made the storytelling team. In storytelling you listen to a story read by one teacher and then you go into a room, one at a time, and re-tell the story to another teacher/judge. You have to remember as many details as you can, while telling the story with expression, etc. The contest was held on Thursday, December 3, and he competed against 14 other students from five schools total. Prelims were held first and he advanced to the finals. He was so excited--I saw him as soon as he found out! In the finals he placed FIRST and won the 2nd Grade Storytelling Contest! I didn't get to see him until an hour or so afterwards, so the excitement had worn off a little. He will receive a medal later in time at an academic pep rally. Clint and I are so proud of him and hope this gives him some type of the competitor bug. He is normally not competitive and doesn't try all that hard. Maybe now if he knows practice pays off he will want to try and go for the win. We'll see--he is so laid back (which I'm thankful for that, too).
Kade & Buddies at UIL
CH, CS & Kade McAdams