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2011 Country Club Championship Swim Meet

The 2011 Country Club Championship Swim Meet (Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw) was held this past week.  Congratulations to Elliot who brought home 3 ribbons in the boys age 9-10 category:

  • 4th place in the 25 meter backstroke (time 28.12)
  • 5th place in the 25 meter breaststroke (time 34.43)
  • 5th place in the 100 meter freestyle (time 1:50.16)


Elementary Track Meet 2011

Last Wednesday Elliot participated in the city-wide elementary track meet at Midland Stadium, competing against kids from 8 other schools.  He participated in the softball throw and 800 m run and was an alternate for the 400 m relay.  He finished 6th in the city in the softball throw (I didn’t realize that pink is the official color for 6th-place ribbons).  That was an unexpected surprise to me since it’s been several years since he has played baseball.  One of his buddies finished just ahead of him (4th ?), and a bunch of his buddies represented Carpenter really well in the various running events (winning or finishing in the top few).


Youth Honors Singers Spring Concert 2011

Video of Elliot’s choral performance from last week:


Shortly after Christmas, the family got an iPod Touch. I discovered this gem from Elliot playing with the voice memo function.

Battle of the Books 2011


Congratulations to Carpenter Street School’s Boomslang and their coaches!  Out of the 70 teams that participated in Battle of the Books, Boomslang was one of 16 to qualify for the oral battles.  In this morning’s session, they competed against 7 other teams to earn a slot in the championship battle.  Boomslang won 3 out of their 4 oral battles and finished 3rd out of 8…only 2 points behind the team that earned a spot in the championship (the top 4 scores were 25, 24.5, Boomslang’s 23, and 17).  Not a bad showing for a team of 4th graders participating for the first time!  We were quite proud!


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