This past Monday Maddie was inducted into the chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. She previously filled out a list of her accomplishments in school, extra-curricular activities as well as community.
It was a nice little ceremony. The kids were called up one by one to receive their certificates...
Everyone signed a small book for the occasion...
Then they lit a little candle and stood in an ever-growing group of kids until all students had been recognized.
Maddie's got a couple close friends that were also there that night.
Maddie's a very hard worker and this is a well-deserved accolade for that effort! We are super proud of her!
Monday also happened to be my dad's birthday. There was cake and punch afterwards, but before we could head there, he leaned over and said, "It's MY birthday and I get to choose where we celebrate..."
I knew where he was going with this and told him I had anticipated a Dairy Queen treat afterward. Though I did tell him that they had made a cake specifically for the occasion. He said, "It isn't my cake and I don't want it."
So, the old man got his way and the youngin' got to celebrate a nice honor. I'm glad they let us join them.