Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A grueling weekend for Safa.....

...... but a productive one. Safa left to go to school on Friday morning at 7:00am as usual, but didn't come home until late at night. After school on Friday afternoon she carpooled with another parent to Samford University for day #1 of the High School debate tournament. She's quite familiar with Samford, this is the place where her middle school debates were hosted when she was in 6th and 7th grade. She competed in 3 rounds, and you can imagine there was a lot of waiting around between rounds. Anyhow, by the time she made it through our front door it was 11:30pm. Zakir grumbled the whole evening she was gone, muttering under his breath about how there should be a law against teenagers staying out this late even if it's for a school or extra curricular activity. I guess I guess the proverbial 'cutting the cord' isn't just for moms!

On Saturday morning she was out the door again by 7:00am for day #2 at Samford. Another day of competition, and a lot of waiting around again. I brought her home at 5pm when she found out she hadn't qualified for the semi final round. She spent the rest of the weekend trying to catch up on school work and squeezing a little bit of rest in between everything else.

Yesterday was her first debate meeting since the tournament and she came home wearing this:

It turns out that my baby girl placed fourth in the L-D novice tournament based on speaker points! So even though she only won 2 out of the six rounds she competed in, she is still a champ!

I'm so proud of her!


Amyacl said...

Yay Safa! You must be so proud of her!

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