7th Grade Volleyball

We’re just going to ignore the fact that it’s been a year and a half since my last post. Ahem.

Clara’s had a great start to 7th grade. She decided on a whim to try out for the volleyball team the first week of school and made it onto the B team. Her season just ended last week. By the end she was feeling discouraged because they didn’t win a game all season, but she loved it and wants to play again next year.

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Here she is after her fist scrimmage before getting their uniforms. Notice anything different? Yep, no glasses! She got contacts right after school that same day. There may have been a few tears those next couple of weeks as she learned to take them in and out. She’s got it down now and is enjoying going glasses free sometimes.

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scrimmage

I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures during her season, but here are a couple. In the second photo, you can’t see the ball, but you can see she’s shouting “Mine!” and she got it over!


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And here she is after her final game with Coach Barnett who’s also her Social Studies teacher. There were a few tears from all the girls as they were sad to see the season end. It was a good learning experience for her and it’s not easy to keep going every week despite the disappointment of another loss. I’m so proud of this girl; she did great getting up early all season with minimal amounts of complaining. :) And she managed to get all A’s the first six weeks which is impressive given the fact that she has 5 pre-AP classes this year. I wasn’t sure if she could keep up with early mornings, late nights, and a crazy schedule, but she sure showed me!

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There’s no rest for the weary, because basketball tryouts started today.