SUMMIT

Well, Summit 2010 is over and all that is left is clean-up. 1300 kids and leaders will be heading home this morning. Some happy with the awards they earned, others disappointed that they didn’t do better. But hopefully, all excited about getting together with new friends.

I so enjoy working with the writing competition and encouraging kids who like to write. I like getting to know them and reading their pieces.

Probably one of the highlights this year, was the “Best of Show” concert put on last evening. The judges from the various Fine Art categories (8 of them), chose kids to perform whom they thought were the best of the best.  We heard some fantastic piano pieces, a saxophone solo, some drama, a sermon and even one of our writing participants read her impromptu writing piece (very funny and clever).

The final for Awana Games was Tuesday night. The gym was full in the morning with five complete circles and running two heats on each and by the end of the day it was down to three teams competing for overall championship. A Texas team one – but Hollidaysburg, PA (Yeah! Altoona!) came in second.

I also had the opportunity to watch the Platinum round of Bible quizzing. Two hundred teams (I think that’s the number I heard) were whittled down to 11 for the last round and then down to one overall champion – a team from Washington State.

Now, back to the real world …

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