Of course it wasn’t that major of an award, but like the Leg Lamp, it was certainly major in the sense that this was the first time her name was called, she was applauded and received accolades for something fantastic she did. The something fantastic was a coloring page for our County here in Indiana. The American Legion sponsored a coloring/essay contest at all of the county elementary schools and Addie’s patriotic coloring job earned her first place of all the first graders.
It may seem so silly to anyone else, but I’m so proud of her and I’m so happy that she got to feel that little thrill of winning something.
Coloring contests in school are nothing new, they seem to happen all the time, but this is the first time she’s actually won something from it. The American Legion held a little reception where all the winners read their essays and the coloring winners accepted certificates and a little surprise. I wasn’t going to bring my camera since I didn’t know what to expect but I’m SO GLAD I DID. Here’s why: