First of all, it was the first time he has donned a full suit -- ever, I think.
|So handsome - and annoyed I'm taking his picture|
Besides that, the tournament was pretty cool, too. :) There were two big categories of competition: speech and debate. As one of the officials reminded us, these kids are all pretty impressive since they are all willingly doing something most people fear more than death: public speaking!
|Of course he wouldn't let me take more pictures, so I had to keep sneaking them.|
|Photos taken surreptitiously from my iPad|
Strider and his partner debated three rounds and at the end of the day the results were tabulated and they came in first! (There were only 3 teams in his group, but still it was an exciting win.)
This was the beginning (practice) tournament for the year. Beginning in February, the real season begins, so we'll see how it goes! I'm so thankful for this opportunity for him to learn and grow.