Thursday, April 27, 2006

Proud Daddy Bragging Post: Emma Is Our County's Governor's All Star Winner!


Every year each county in Florida picks one Governor's All Star winner from all their 11th graders. The award is competitive and is based on a host of criteria. Here's an exerpt from the State's press release:

"The All-Stars program, now in its seventh year, honors one high school junior from each of the 67 school districts in Florida. To select the award winners who best met the state criteria, school districts convened a panel comprised of at least one teacher, one administrator, one parent, one community member and two high school seniors.
The panel used the following criteria to select the winners:

Ø Academic Performance - Earns at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Ø Behavior - Maintains good conduct both inside and outside the classroom.

Ø Leadership - Participates in extra-curricular activities such as athletics, enrichment programs and school clubs.

Ø Community Service - Participates in volunteer, mentoring or civic activities."

The winners are feted at a reception and dinner at the State Capital. This year, the winner for our county is our very own Emma!

Yes, we are silly with pride.

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pablo said...

Congratulations to the whole family.

Zanne said...

That's absolutely stellar! Congratulations to Emma and the parents who raised her. I love awards that are based on a variety of criteria beyond academic performance. Show me a kid that is involved in their community in a positive way.


Deb said...

Congratulations! She is certainly bound for success in whatever she does.

Laura said...

Awesome... just awesome. Pat yourselves on the backs, too!
Congrats to Emma on a most deserving honor. :)

Lightnin said...

Way to go Emma!!! Thunder and I are very happy for you and your parents! You should be very proud of yourself!

roger said...

"Yes, we are silly with pride." as you should be.

"...and love." as we can all see.

a family honor. congrats to all, and especially emma.

Leslie said...

What a grand honor! That is big stuff, FC.

Hang on... weren't you just bragging about her a couple of weeks ago? Get a new theme, dude :)

The MacBean Gene said...

Way to go, Emma. And way to go Mr. and Mrs. FC. High fives and multiple back pats all around. After getting to know you via your blog, I'm not surprised at the accomplishnments you and your family achieve. And you did it without going to U of F! :)

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Wow. What a fantastic accomplishment, to be acknowledged by the county in such a big way. Congratulations all around. A great family moment. Right on, Emma!

Mrs. S said...

Congratulations to your obviously wonderful daughter!

And to you, for raising her to be so wonderful!

You should all go out for ice-cream to celebrate :D

Floridacracker said...

Thanks to all for the kind words. We are blessed.

More critters tomorrow, I promise.

Tim Rice said...

A hearty congratulations to Emma and her parents. This is something to be proud about.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

This is indeed a proud moment for you and the Mrs. and ESPESCIALLY for Emma. She should be very proud of her achievements.

Congratulations Emma!

Floridacracker said...

Thanks! :)

Hick said...

Wowsers! A hearty congrats to your daughter...the award says bunches about your family. Good going.

threecollie said...

That is really wonderful.
All that and terrific taste in music too. (Keith is a nightly regular on the barn sterio).

doubleknot said...

Congratulations Emma - and a bow to the parents who raised you.

Now if we could just multiply you the world would be a better place. You are taking care of your corner.