If Ya Ain’t First, Yer Last

You may remember a post last week, where I mentioned Princess P (the redhead on the right) was invited to a Sciathlon at one of the private high schools outside the city. Julia was chosen for the seventh grade team, along with three of her classmates, to attend the science competition.

On the way home from dance Thursday night, I told her to just go out and have fun. It’s not like this would have affected her grades. Her teammates were also her friends, so I think the stress wasn’t really a factor. The Sciathlon lasted about four hours, with a snack break, and the teams competed on the following topics:

1. Shark identification.
2. A Paper Bridge Challenge.
3. An Atom Carnival Escape Room.

At one point, Mrs. Earp texted she was glad she wasn’t participating, because she only knew a few of the answers to the questions. She also said the all-girls school was really nice…

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Princess P Invited To The Nerd Prom

So last week, Julia brought home a flier from her school. Apparently there is an annual Sciathlon at Villa Joseph Marie High School – a private girl’s high school a few miles outside Philadelphia – where representatives from local elementary schools show off their math and science prowess.

Guess who was invited to participate?

The sciathlon is scheduled for Friday, and she seems pretty excited about it. She gets along with the other three girls on the team, and it’ll be a good experience, and something she can add to her resume. I told Princess P to just go out there and have a good time, and win or be jettisoned from the family.

Win or lose, I’m very proud of her.

P.S. – Almost forgot, Kevin is taking another test at Holy Ghost Prep today. This one is for finanical aid. The better he does, the more he receives. Please give him some good thoughts.