Yesterday was our school district's Middle School Speech Tournament. The Lone Star Girl entered in group improvisation, duet acting and impromptu speaking. She was heartbroken not to advance to semi-finals in group improv., as she considers that very much her thing, but the judge's written critique was complimentary - it was just a very competitive round. She got to semi-finals with her partner in duet acting with a scene from Antigone. They hadn't had much time to practice and I was kind of surprised they made it that far. But impromptu speaking! Wow! She was amazing! She really rocked the impromptu speaking category, which is really a hard category. You draw three topics, then have to choose one. You then get three minutes to prepare a speech on the topic and then deliver it. She was very obviously the best in the finals, although a few of the kids were quite good. She won first place! I'm proud of my drama girl!