The last several years the Patch Bowl has used the same theme as SIGMA uses for their banquet. This year was no different.
The children and those who wanted to, dressed up in their 50's clothes for a fun night at the Old Path's Diner.
This was Hannah's last year in Patch the Pirate Club before moving up to SIGMA next year. Although she is looking forward to moving up to SIGMA and getting to know Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz better, she is going to miss Brother Mike and Mrs. Susan something terrible. She loves them so much and they've put a lot of time into her class and into her personally.
The Patch Bowl is a time when the children in Brother Mike and Mrs. Susan's class gather for a time of food, fellowship, and a bit of respectful competition directed toward their parents. The children go head to head against their parent in answering questions on things the children have learned during the Patch year. Oh my....we (parents) always end up looking quite pitiful.
Hannah and Mrs. Susan
Every year, Brother Mike and Mrs. Susan encourage the chilren to do an essay on a subject they've learned that year. This year the essay was on commitment. There was a contest on the essays this year and these were the entries lined on the wall for the parents to read.
Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz with their children, Michaela and Sam. Cute, huh?
Naomi was kind enough to oblige a picture for me by the giant milkshake.
Of course, Harrison wanted a picture in the car.
Ally is showing her pretty hair piece. Looks real, huh?
Hannah with her daddy
Bruce with baby Abigale. Even SHE had a poodle skirt.
Harrison wanted a picture by the chocolate milkshake.
Brother Jon and Mrs. Susan snuggling in the red car. Awwww
This is Brother Dave Douglass and his sweet wife, who by the way, is in the hospital with a kidney infection. They are missionaries and we love them!!!
I just had to snap this shot. One of the things I liked about this theme was the way the teenagers and the Patch kids enjoyed themselves with it. These boys were behind the counter getting along with each other, being silly, and I caught them with the camera. They were so cute.
Me and Ashlyn, Brother RJ and Mrs. Liz's baby.
This is Mrs. Susan during the quiz bowl against her son.
Bruce and Hannah
The judge's table. Our judges this year was Brother Brandon, Brother Johnny, and Brother Jonathan.
These were Hannah's Patch teachers this year. Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Kim, and Mrs. Jennifer
Paw Paw going against Hannah....she beat him by the way.
This cracked me up. The first round of the quiz bowl is usually always easy. But then they step it up a bit in the second round. By the third round, the parents are at a total loss...literally. Here, you can see the agonizing look by Brother Bruce while his son, Coby, looks on in cheerful glee.
The last couple of questions of the quiz bowl always goes against a few students and their parents or adult of their choice. Each team had to write down all ten Egyptian plagues. The children answered all of theirs correctly, however, the adult team, which consisted of our Pastor AND our missionary, Brother Douglass, missed it by one plague. Boils. But the final question sent the score in favor of the children over the top. Name all 13 judges mentioned in the Old Testament. To which all of the adults threw up their hands and walked back to their seats while Ally McCurry spouted them off into the microphone.
The final score revealed what we already knew. Judging by Ally and Justin D's expressions, you should know that the children won......again.
And then on to the awards. Brother Mike gave Hannah a medal for being the treasurer this year. Each year the children raise money throughout the year and vote on who or what they want to donate the money to. This year, the children raised $100, and decided to divide it between two ladies in our church. Hannah had the honor of presenting them with their gift. On Memorial Day weekend it seemed appropriate that the money would go to the wives of two of our military men. One of which just came back from war and the other who just left a few weeks ago. The ladies were Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Charity. It was really touching.
Hannah received the Peer Award, which is given to the student that showed Christian character. She and Justin D both won that award.
Mrs. Parris, a well respected educator in our church, was given the opportunity to announce the winner of the essay contest and read the essay itself. Bruce and I were pleased as punch when our little girl's name was called. Of course, we already knew that she had won, but appreciated the fact that she was recognized. We had not read or heard her essay until that night and my heart was full as her thoughts on commitment were read aloud. I'll post a copy of her essay tomorrow.
Mrs. Parris presented her with a beautiful plaque.
There are four children moving up to SIGMA this year. They each gave a farewell to their class and to their teachers. The first was Dakota.
Then Justin W
Brother RJ welcomed the uprising SIGMA and gave them a word of encouragement.
The top five score winners will be given a special trip somewhere with Brother Mike and Mrs. Susan. In fourth and fifth place were brothers, Justin and Jaren D. (Please tell me I didn't spell this child's name wrong again!!) They worked really hard this year.
In third place, was Hannah.
Second place, Ally
And first place..............drum roll, please................Evan!!!!!!! They all did a wonderful job.
Me, Hannah, and Bruce after the quiz bowl.
Hannah with Brother Mike and Mrs. Susan. Thank y'all for all the time and wonderful work you've put into my children these last few years.
Ally with her awards
Hannah with her grandparents. Thank you both for being there for her. It meant a lot to her and to me and Bruce.
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