Since many of you guys have watched my son grow up over the last several years I thought you might want to hear about his latest accomplishments.
He is now a Life Scout. He just finished this rank Weds evening by having his board of review. He is very determined that he will have his eagle by 16, he is 14 now.
This week he was also choosen to be a patrol leader for his troop going to the National Jamboree. He is currently the senoir patrol leader for his troop, but being selected to lead a patrol at the National Jamboree is very cool.
This week he was also selected to play in the steel drum band at the high school. The high school is starting a steel drum band and Sky applied to play in it. They selected only 25 students to be a part of it. The honor Sky has is that he is only in 8th grade and was selected. He also played in the high school marching band this past season.
Now the only thing he has left this week is his MVL wrestling tournament. He is hoping to be the Muskingum Valley League Champion. It will certainly be tough, but he has the heart and desire to be the champ.
Thanks guys for listening to me, I know we are all very proud of our children and I enjoy hearing the stories of your kids too. I hope that I can soon post up like Shade did about his sons eagle projects. Here is a video that I did for Sky not long ago.
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2013 13:14:55 GMT -6 by Evolution
Well tonight marked the end of this wrestling season except for districts and maybe states. Steven finished 2nd at the MVL, he had great matches and the match for the finals went into overtime. While Steven lost the match, I believe that it might have been his finest match this season.
Both young men wrestled hard and were very technical with their moves. It came down to the very end of the overtime to determine the winner. As the match ended they helped each other up and shook hands. Steven took second and didn't stay in the area long and went into the hallway. I was concerned that he may have been upset about the loss because it was so close of a match and it was for the championship. So I went to check on him.
What did I find? There they were out in the hallway sitting against the wall talking, not as competitors but as friends. They were laughing and joking about things. There were several other young men sitting around talking with them. I laughed to myself as I realized that to them the trophies didn't mean much, what mattered was the individual matches and the friendships that have been formed.
Those that follow me on Facebook already know this, but Steven AKA Sky Racing qualified for states today. He had a long day at districts and came home with a black eye and swollen nose, but he set his goal on qualifying for states and he did it!