Winning At 2013 Minnesota State Fair

The annual Minnesota State Fair started today.

Since 2009 when my kids started participating in education competitions, the first day of the State Fair has become an important day for us. We always look forward to the results of the competition revealed on the first day.

I am very proud of both of my kids who worked hard and won several prizes. Of all the prizes, I am most proud of my daughter for winning the 1st place for her poem collection.

Every year since 2009, Amy submits a collection of 100 poems. She has won every year at the State Fair. I think she is excellent at writing poems, but the interesting thing is Amy doesn’t think so. She always argues with me when I compliment her: “I am not good. Every kid at school can do this. They just don’t do it.”

How do you argue with a teenage who is strong-willed? I just encourage her and make sure that she does it, unlike other kids who can do it, but don’t do it.

This year my kids entered in a few more categories. For the first time they entered competitions in technology education and submitted photos. They both won for their photos.

Here is the result.

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

1st for poem collection – Happy Mother’s Day, 100 poems
1st for photography, black and white, tinted – Eye
2nd for drawing, pastel – Ferret
3rd for jewelry – Brace
5th for photography, digital color – Waikiki Beach Sunset

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

4th for poem – The Soldier
5th for photography, color – Baby Bear


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