After a 2 week long campaign, that included poster making and a speech, we are so proud of Avalyn, she came up with her own poster designs and slogans (with a little help from the internet) and wrote her own speech! It was a little nerve-racking after the speech part of the campaign, we were finally able to see who she was running against, and there were TEN other kids running just for Treasurer! Crazy, right? The speeches were on Thursday and elections were Friday. The winning candidates were then announced at the end of the day. When Avalyn walked through the door, she had a sad face and when we made eye contact she shook her head no. So I immediately started into my "Better Luck Next Time" speech. You know, "It's gonna be ok...you were on Student Council last year, so now it someone else's turn...you can always run again next year." Then out of no where she busts up laughing and says, "Gotcha!" That's right, Avalyn is now the 5th grade Student Council Treasurer! She WON!!!