For the past two mornings Grace has had a guest appearance on her school's daily news program, "Tatum News Network". She took part in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and announcing the birthdays. She couldn't have been more excited - she smiled ear to ear the entire time she was on camera.
How does one obtain the privilege of being on TNN? Well it's quite simple..... by saving and saving and saving one's "Eagle Coupons" (which are earned for a variety of things, from remembering your homework to being kind to others and everything in between). It took Grace approximately six months of hoarding her coupons, which meant passing on multiple opportunities to "purchase" items off of the traveling gift cart, to earn her spot.
Dean and I couldn't be more proud of her, not only for the determination she showed by saving her coupons but then having the courage to be live on camera in front of her peers. So not only was a great deal of praise in order, but a special treat was as well!