Friday, May 22, 2009

"Voice of Truth" Preview

Many times a post will come through and you will be reading about something that you missed. If you read this within two weeks of posting, you won't miss this! Our girls have been working for two years on this recital. Mrs. Tara and the Grace In Motion staff are placing together a most wonderful event of music and dance. It will be held Saturday, June 6. There are two performances; one at 1:00 pm, and another at 5:00 pm. Tickets are free, but you need to let us know if you'd like any. Haley and Bekah are in the senior class. They will perform dances in ballet, lyrical, and tap. Holly is in the Shooting Stars and will perform a ballet and tap routine. This is your personal invitation. We would love for you to be here. Don't wait to see the "after" post - be a part of it!

AWANA Awards

It's hard to believe that another year of AWANA is now over. It's even harder to believe that we will never have a "Spark" anymore as Holly will move up to "Truth and Training." Holly received the Sparky Award for completing all three Sparks books along with her friends Emily and Lakyn. Hunter completed his first Truth and Training book and also dove into the second book. He has big goals for next year. We are so thankful for Mrs. Vanessa who is the AWANA Commander, Mrs. Lettie who leads Sparks, and Mr. James who leads the TNT boys. Mrs. Margarita has been Holly's verse listener for all three years. Hunter also appreciates listeners Mr. Steve, Mr. Morris, Mr. Tommy, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Bob, Mr. Adrian, Mr. Austin, and Mr. Haskins. They especially loved game time - Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Tieman, & Mr. Kelly.


One of the blessings we've experienced with the Christian Educational Consortium is the drama class. Bekah originally signed up for drama, but Haley, being in chorus under the same director, Mrs. Davis, tagged on as an extra. We were out of town for Jerri's home going during tryouts back in October, but Bekah still had the opportunity to get the part of a Dryad with a few speaking parts. Haley was a Cruelie. A little bit of good vs. evil here! You would never know that this was a homeschool performance. It was excellent! From the costumes to the staging, to the professionalism of everyone involved. We were very pleased. We are especially thankful for all the friends who came out to support them. Haley made the comment coming home from one of the rehearsals. She said that it was very hard to play the part of the "bad guy." As she, along with other cruelies and the white witch killed Aslan, it was like being one that was responsible for killing Jesus. I guess we're all cast into playing that part. The punishment that we deserve for our sin is what killed Jesus. Pictured above is Haley with a fellow Cruelie, Katie. Bekah is with the White Witch, Kelsey.