"I hear a lot of jingling in here," said Dale Owens, organizer of the Carolinas Junior Regional Student Convention at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. He was referring to the medals around the necks of the students in attendance. Faces were beaming at being recognized for their hard work and talent.
Ruby Hannah Phillips, a student from Tucker, recently attended the 2012 Junior Student Convention in western North Carolina. The event showcases the efforts of students from eight to thirteen years old in schools using the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum all across North and South Carolina and Georgia.
Students competed in over seventy events ranging from archery to spelling to a 100 yard dash. They gave speeches, recited poetry, wrote essays and short stories, and performed vocal and instrumental solos. Also featured was an entire room of exhibits including science and social studies projects, scrapbooks, woodworking, metalworking, photography, sketching, and needlework.
Ruby came home with first place medals for website design, non-linear PowerPoint, science engineering, social studies research, and scripture video, second place for poetry recitation, and third for short story writing. You can see some of her entries and a link to the website she designed here.
Ruby is the daughter of Tim and Sonya Phillips and granddaughter of Peggy Phillips of Tucker and Jim and Geneva Piland of Macksville, Kansas.