Thursday, December 17, 2009

Where did this boy come from?!

A couple of weeks ago the students at our boys' school, those that are in grades 4th through 8th, took a geography test. The top 2 students from each of these classes got to move on to be in the geography bee. Nolan was one of the top 2 in his class! Yesterday he got to participate in the competition. He was SO nervous about this and really didn't want to participate, but he studied and did it anyway.

I was very nervous for him and I prayed the whole morning before it; that God would give him a clear mind, no anxiety and that he could at least make it through the first round!

Guess what?! He did!

Not only did he make it through the first round, he continued on to be in the championship round with 2 other students!

I have no idea where he gets his knowledge of geography from?! Well.....besides the fact that he is a terrific student, God gave him this talent and that Joel is also quite good at geography and history. I, on the other hand, am not so great in these categories! I'm great with directions and if you give me a map, I can get you there, but my knowledge of our country and the globe is slightly poor.

So, as I sat watching him yesterday, I kept praising God and also wondering; "Where did this boy come from?!" He surely couldn't have come from me?!

He ended up being in a tie for second place! Nolan is only in 4th grade and he was in the championship round with a 6th grade girl and a 7th grade boy! The 7th grade boy went on to win, but Nolan did great! I was and am so proud! (I'm very proud of ALL my boys actually!)

Here are some of his classmates congratulating him after the competition. They were so excited for him and some of them even carried him back into their classroom! (I wish that I had gotten a picture of that!)

Great job Nolan! We are extremely proud of you!!!

"But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."" Ephesians 4:7-8


Amy said...

I'm beaming with pride for my wonderful, bright, multi-faceted nephew! AND, I almost started crying when I read that his friends carried him back into the classroom. I don't even have to be hormonal to be moved about that, right? ;o) So glad he has family and friends rooting gallantly for this sweet boy!

xoxo Aunt Amy

Alicia said...

Tied for second when he went up against a 6th grader and a 7th grader? That makes him #1 in my book for sure!!

Congratulations Nolan, you did a great job!!! Way to go!!

Becky said...

Way to GO! I'm so happy for him. It's so nice when our kids can shine. :)

Lacey said...

Wow you've got a very smart boy there. Great job Nolan!

Duud and Glenda Myers said...

Great jog Nolan for the wonderful job you did

Inspired said...

Go Nolan Go!! That is awesome that he finished with kids older than him. Tell him we said congrats!!!

Can't wait to see you guys next week.