Friday evening I received a text from my friend’s daughter–Saturday morning her team would be competing in the statewide Science Olympiad, would I want to come over and watch?
Assigned ‘shock value,’ she and her partner joined a dozen or so other kids in a lab where they had to complete a timed task, followed by a written exam. It was completely nerve wracking–at least for those of us watching from the hallway, through the glass panes.
The kids seemed fine.
Speaking of the kids, there were a lot of them, all wearing team t-shirts. The front of the shirts, above, for instance: Never argue with a 90-degree angle. It’s always right. *snicker*
Sure, I may have never excelled in math and science, but these are my people.
Of course, it wasn’t all work. Since our event took place in the morning, we had plenty of time to kill. So we made our way to the mall, where we bought new clothes, ate ice cream, and laughed until we cried.
When all was said and done, I was thankful to live in a land where girls are not only allowed, but encouraged to think and learn and grow.
I was thankful for the opportunity to witness our future at work.
From what I saw, we’re going to be OK.