Winning at 2012 Minnesota State Fair

Today I was excited to find out that my kids had another good winning year at the State Fair. I can’t wait to share the good news and some pictures of their winning works.

I am most proud of my daughter Amy for winning the 1st place again for her poem collection - ”There once was a 12 year-old girl : selected poems – 100 Limericks.”

Every year since 2009, Amy submits a collection of 100 poems or more to the Minnesota State Fair. Her poems won the 1st place in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

In 2011 she won the 2nd place. We were disappointed that she didn’t get the 1st place. Later when we got the item back from the State Fair, we figured out a possible reason. Some pages in the collection were bound upside down. It was a last minute job and we didn’t review it to catch the problem. If we hadn’t make the mistake, she might have won the first place also.

Amy’s winning works at this year’s State Fair are:

  • 1st for poem collection
  • 2nd for acrylic painting  (lion)
  • 2nd for colored pencil drawing (bird)
  • 3rd for pencil drawing (self-portrait)
  • 4th for pastel drawing  (puma)

My son Andy received two awards:

  • 4th for pencil drawing (bear)
  • 4th for research papers (The Manhattan Project)
To my kids – Congratulations for the achievements. Thanks for your hard work. I am so happy for you and very proud of you.

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