|practicing their "duo interp" of ROARR: CALDER'S CIRCUS|
|finding their first round room assignments|
|one last pep-talk|
|watching their (older and more experienced) competition|
|they had to perform three times, in front of three different judges and a roomful of fellow contestants (oh and two moms, ahem)|
“Preposterous people, ridiculous rascals,
and colicky children of all ages…"
(they didn't make it to the last round -- but nobody did,
and so we got to leave early and I made it home in time to kiss Aliza goodnight)
|really, is it possible to utter the words "SIXTH GRADER" without chuckle-sighing, half-smiling, and shaking your head in disbelief and wonder?|
Yay for the NJFL!!!
Ander may have found his 'team sport' (his teacher did in fact letter in speech and debate in high school).