Monday, May 10, 2010

Something To Be Proud Of

Thanks to everyone who wished Nick and his teammates luck in the PA Academic Competition in Harrisburg last week. Here's a shot of them and their advisor sitting on the PA House floor in the Capitol building. Nick is the one in the center with the glasses and blue shirt.

And here's a shot from the gallery...

The first round was held on the Senate floor...we were fortunate that one of the Wellsboro parents knew somebody who knew somebody who got us seats right down where the action was...

The team just missed getting into the semi-finals, but they made a very respectable showing, finishing basically in the middle of the pack. That's not too shabby considering that they come from a small school in a rural area where the academic opportunities are not as broad as they are in a big city or suburban school. The team was cheered on by their parents and the principal and superintendent (who drove them down). It's nice to see support from administrators for teams that use brain muscle, not just for those who use body muscle.

During a break, my husband and I took a walk around town a bit. The first shot was taken from a balcony outside of Lieutenant Governor Scarnati's office.
The next picture is of the street leading up to the Capitol (my back is to the Susquehanna River). There are a lot of lovely churches all along this one street.

And here's a shot of the river...


My photos of the interior of the Capitol were not very good...someday I'll go down there and spend more time taking decent photos inside the building. It's absolutely gorgeous...If you live in Pennsylvania and love beautiful buildings, you must make a trip there and see the inside. Click here to learn more about it.

Anyway, thanks again to all my blog readers who stuck with me as I blogged about this competition and not about quilting...I promise I'll get back to quilting now...



5 comments:

Jackie said...

What a fantastic day for all! I bet Nick was thrilled to be there and I can just hear how proud you are in your words. PA is a beautiful state, but then again, I am a little biased.

grendelskin said...

Very respectable showing indeed! He is a son to be proud of, that's for sure.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Thank you for the pictures...PA is beautiful.

I am so happy for Nick and for your family. It is wonderful to be able to have those types of opportunities and I'm sure it will benefit him thoughout his life.

Smiles,
Kelly

Barb said...

Congratulations to Nick and the team...having the honor of being there is quite impressive, they can be proud. And yes Mom you should be very proud too!

Thanks for sharing the pictures of a state that has many areas of beauty! I am always proud of being from PA!

Rene' said...

Congratulations again to Nick and the others!!! Awesome opportunity and showing in the competition.