At 1:25 p.m. today I received the news that I've been waiting for all week.
Tween Queen won her Student Body Officer election for the 09-10 year!!!!
I am SO proud of this girl. The King and I were so worried when we moved at the end of 5th grade last year that it would be hard for her to acclimate to a new school, especially since it she would be the new girl in a 6th grade where most of the kids have been going to school together since Kindergarten. I should have known better. TQ is amazing, outgoing, friendly, likable and lovable- basically as good as a kid can get.
The elections were held yesterday, but she's had over a week of election activities and preparations. They posted the results after school, and she said there was a stampede of frenzied 12 year olds to get to the sheet. She didn't even need to see the results as she was bombarded by students giving their congrats before she could leave her classroom. Once all the kids had cleared (it's Friday, and you'd be amazed how fast they get out of there!) we decided to go back to the 6th grade hall so she and I could see the result sheet. While admiring the big " Congratulations Tween Queen, our Student Body Officer at Syracuse Junior High 09-10" sign, the teacher who was over the elections came out to greet us. She told me how wonderful TQ is, and how great a job she'll do, then said "I probably shouldn't tell you this, but she won by a landslide. She had double the votes of any other candidate". Not that it matters, but it just makes my heart so happy to know that TQ is such a good kid and that her peers see that as well.
Congrats Bug. You are the best daughter any mom could ever ask for. You are going to have a blast next year, and will be such a fantastic leader for all the 7th graders.
Heart you for ever and ever.