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Friday, April 16, 2010
We made it!
Our 35 seater plane made it to Nome without incident yesterday. A blizzard settled over the city promptly after we got here. It's been snowing and crazy windy ever since. The kids are having a great time. Of course, they do have a really fun and amazing chaperone :)All of the kids who had solo's finish their performances for the judge yesterday, but we have no scores back yet. Hopefully it will be soon, because the kids are anxious to know if they are doing a command performance and if they made it to state. I told the girls that one of them had better have made it to state because I have a cavity that desperately needs filled and I've made an appointment to get it fixed while we are in Anchorage for the state competition. (Update...two girls got superior ratings and command performances, which means a trip to state. YAY! Update...four of our girls got superior ratings and will be going to state. All four sang vocal solos.)Today, the kids have been in rehearsals and instrumental sectionals all day. They've been playing music all day. Their lips are numb, their vocal cords are worn out, and they are starting to get a bit tired and slap happy. They have their individual school performances tonight, then some free time. Tomorrow we might get some time out around town, so hopefully I'll have some more interesting pictures from around Nome.
I'm a high school science teacher currently living my dream of teaching out in bush Alaska. I'm always up for new adventures and like to travel anywhere and everywhere. This blog is a way to keep in touch with friends and family, journal about life, and share my experiences with the world.