Friday is the Jog-a-thon at Amara’s school. It is one of the big fund raisers that they do every year. They run the different ages at different times and it so much fun to watch. They blast loud music and the kids run around the big field. They have lots of volunteers to make sure the kids all stay hydrated, healthy and cheered on.
Jog-a-thon t-shirt — designed by Amara!
Do you see the big smile of pride on my face? They had a contest at her school for the students/scholars to submit a design idea for the front of the t-shirt that the joggers could win. And out of all of the entries Amara’s won! She had sketched her idea out and the t-shirt designer used that sketch to create the artwork.
I asked Amara to explain her design to me. You should know that Speedy the Turtle is the school mascot. I’ve mentioned Speedy before! “That’s Speedy in the middle with Mrs. Speedy. I gave her a bow, Grandma. The little turtle is Baby Speedy. They are the Speedy Family!” I didn’t even know Speedy had a family! “The little sign on their backs is where they mark off your laps.” A wise parent knows to make a flat contribution. We learned that back in the days of the trike-a-thons. You can go broke! The object in the bottom right corner is a cooler full of Popsicles, “they always have them Grandma!” And it even has her name on it! If you click the picture below you will see it in the bottom left corner.
Jenna had known for days and had shared it with me but the best parts of this whole experience was listening to the pride in her voice when she told me about the big announcement. The Principal had announced over the loud speaker “that any student who raises at least $30 for the Jog-a-Thon would get a t-shirt designed by Amara.” Jenna was just beaming with pride.
Our girl is famous! Grampy has been singing her praises and told her she could have her own resume. She really is our little Fashion Designer. Her art teacher told her Mommy to be sure and get a certificate for her to add to her portfolio! It is never to early to get ready for art school!
We are very proud of you!