Thursday, May 15, 2014

Competing with the best . . .

The results of last month's We the People competition in Washington D.C. were released this week and we have much to be proud of and thankful for.  Though our team didn't reach their goal of finishing in the top 10, they won the Western Regional Award as the top finisher in the west for only the second time in our We the People history.  With release of the national scores we now know that we finished 11th, one point away from the coveted 10th place and 25 points better than the 12th place team.  Sad, but also affirming as this shows that our team can consistently compete with the best in the nation.

You may be wondering why the focus on finishing in the top 10 instead of being number one.  After two days of competition, the top 10 teams are then invited to compete on Sunday where the championship and other places are determined.  You can't win without making the top 10 cut and competing in the last round.

Way to go Tahoma!  I'm so very proud of you and continue to be in awe of the commitment and expertise that our unbelievable coach, Gretchen Wulfing brings to this year-round program and to our kids.  We are very fortunate to have this competent and caring individual providing leadership for this program.  I'm sure she is already thinking about what needs to be done for next year's top 10 finish.

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