Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Little Parental Pride

The angelbaby was in a contest to design a web page describing the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that would educate other children about what his mission was and what his impact on other generations was.

I think she did a really great job, but she didn't even get an honorable mention in corporation wide contest. She was pretty crushed.

If you want to see her website you can see it here. Click the links at the bottom of the home page and see what you think.

Perhaps her problem was she didn't use a lot of color, and she expected kids her own age (elementary school) to actually read his entire speech. Who knows about these things. Or perhaps it is her too rosy view of how much things have changed (which I find refreshing, and probably a direct result of how we have raised her and not because she doesn't understand what life is really like "in the real world").

Oh well, I think she is over the hurt by now. I just wonder if the corporation couldn't have given every child who submitted an entry an honorable mention just for taking the time. It seems like they were forgetting a bit of what Dr. King was trying to preach.


1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I hate to say this, but there are so very many contests not always quite honest in who or how they choose winners but we don't want to get into that problem with the young people because we want them to try the best they can, as she did here.
It is still best that they try out for these types of contests because the important thing in the long run is what THEY get out of what THEY wrote ...well mostly. She did a fine job even though I hear tell there was alot of negative about MLK that never came out in the open...still...I'm getting into a negative tangent here! LOL! Please tell her I am proud of her is very very nice!