At the end of the school year, Logan had some fun activities. He ran in the Wellsville Mile along with all of the 5th graders from numerous schools in Cache Valley. (He's in the gray shirt behind the boy in the middle in red.) There were 3 heats for each of the 4th grade girls & boys and 5th grade girls & boys. They had all been practicing and timing their miles for a month or so to divide them into the right group. Logan was in the 5th grade boys 3rd heat (the fastest and the very last race of the day)...he did very well and placed 39th overall. It was quite the event and a tradition throughout the valley. They even had the high school track team running with them for encouragement and support, started with a racing gun, and cooled off after in a misting tent as they weaved back and forth to receive their time, drink, and treat.
Logan was also chosen to speak at his 5th grade graduation and awards ceremony. A boy and girl from each class were asked to tell about their experiences during the year. He did a great job! We found out after he spoke that those who spoke also received the "Hope of America Award" from the Kiwanis Club recognizing students for their academic achievement, leadership qualities, and overall good work and potential as future leaders of society.
The medal has his name engraved on it and is the "Great American Award." He had to do a whole list of things (memorize the Preamble of the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address, take the US Citizen's Test, Identify the States and the Capitals, Name all 43 Presidents of the US in order, write the Pledge of Allegience with perfect spelling, punctuation and grammar, and sing the Star Spangled Banner.) He was the first one in the whole grade to accomplish everything and he didn't even start until the 2nd trimester. He also got a few other awards for reading and core testing etc. He had a great year, teacher, etc. Logan is now in the middle of baseball season and the star pitcher and catcher on the team. Jay is coaching and enjoying the ups and downs that come with that!