|Jan's cute glass jars with an altered TAG!|
"To be a person is to have a story to tell."
~ Isak Dinesen, author of the book, Out of Africa
This evening is our annual Writing Competition Celebration... SLOCOE (San Luis Obispo Co Office of Education) hosts this event which celebrates outstanding, exemplary writing in four genres - Personal Experience Narrative, Imaginative Narrative, Expository, and Poetry. First - Twelfth grade students from San Luis Obispo County will be recognized with a medal and certificate of excellence.
Coordinating this "CELEBRATION" is my responsibility (with support from my secretary & others in my work division)... we expect a "full house" tonight (around 375-400 students, parents, grandparents, teachers, superintendents, etc)...
Final tasks today:
- pick up balloons, flowers, cookies!!!
- decorate stage area w/balloons, flowers, crepe paper
- review script with Superintendent (1/3 of the student names are VERY different - not the usual "Christy, Jack, Stephanie, Larry, Jodi, John, Allison, David, etc")
- mic check, welcome guests
- and CELEBRATE 137 winning authors!!!
Whoo-hoo! Off to work I gooooo!