Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Anti Bullying Poster Contest Winner

The Weirton-Wellsburgh Chapter of Credit Union  hosts the annual   Anti-Bullying Poster Contest for 5th graders.  Since my daughter is in fifth grade this year, she entered the said poster making contest.  She combined her passion for baking and  arts  and came up  with this  design.  
I love that the  principal and the  fifth grade student's teacher   also attended the event.  It goes to show how supportive they are to their students.  
 IN my  daughter's school, her  design was the winner but there were also great entries that the board couldn't pass on so they chose four of them to be runners-up.
 Only St. Joseph has 5 winners.    The public schools has one winner and other catholic school has one winner and a runner up.
 We went early so we had the chance to take some pictures.
 We decided to sit in one table  along with the other parents and students from St. Joe's.
 The awarding ceremony was held in Holiday Inn and they served a buffet dinner.
The kids had so much fun while we were waiting for the ceremony to start.
 The  city mayor was also there and gave a speech.
 The principal to  the other catholic school was also there and a representative to the  Hancock public school was also present.
 The kids in the front row are the winners from 6 different schools and the kids at the back are the runners-up.
 A pose with the mayor and the  head for the credit union.
With their teacher, Mrs. Fuscardo.
A photo taken at the Holiday Inn lobby.
Rylie received $100 cash gift and a certificate.  The runners-up also received a certificate and $25 cash gift.   I am not really sure if this is a certificate as I have never seen a certificate without a signature but it is something she can  add to her  personal  accomplishment.
This campaign is very dear to my heart because I experienced bullying when I was a kid and that's something I don't want my kids to experience.  

Letting Kids be KIDS!

I am sure I am not the only with kids who think like they are an adult.  Our daughter is 10 years old but most of the times, she likes to think that she's 20, that she knows  things more than we do.  I always remind her that it is not the case, that what she knows is  way far from what we know.  It is for this reason that the guidance of parents is very crucial during the children's formative years.  
 Although I love the fact that she thinks  mature than her age, it is still important  to let kids be KIDS!  I don't want them to  say  later on that they didn't have a good childhood.  I want them to enjoy the joy of being kids.  It's fun to be kids!  I wish I could be a kid again.
 Letting kids be KIDS is important.  Let them experience the beauty of life as a kid.  Their adulthood will  come  so there's no rush of letting them grow old.  I am  blessed to have been by my kids side every step of the way.  I get to  witness  their development, their  sadness, their joys, and everything.  Giving up a career to raise kids is  the best thing.
 Once in a while, I miss being inthe  workforce but then when I look how my  kids, I would immediately tell myself, "You did the right thing!"

Youth Leadership Graduation

Each year, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Youth Leadership for sophomore students different schools in Weirton and nearby counties...