The Miss Bixby pageant was Saturday, April 7th. She may not have been the winner or a runner-up, but I was so tremendously proud of her for competing. She looked beautiful, walked the stage with confidence and presented herself well. She danced with amazing grace to a dance she choreographed to the Lord's Prayer in Swahili. She had the tough spot of being Contestant #1 in all categories. Her goal was to not embarrass herself and I can honestly say she met that goal and more! She had her own cheering section of friends supporting her. Here is a picture of us and her fans after the pageant.
That night was not the only night that week that Lindsey would cross the stage at the BHS auditorium. Bixby schools has a foundation that provides grants to teachers and scholarships to the seniors. The Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation presented the grants and scholarships on Tuesday. At the awards presentation, the National Honor Society handed out the NHS cords for graduation. The Bixby Optimist Club also handed out awards to the top 25 leaders in the senior class at BHS. So, she got to walk the stage twice before they even got to the scholarships. The B.E.E.F handed out 30 scholarships that night totaling $76,500. 30 different students were awarded scholarship money for college. Many of the scholarships are need based, many are designated for students with lower GPAs, many are based on the area to be studied in college and many are based on essays. They want to make sure all graduates have the chance to be awarded a scholarship. Lindsey was blessed with a memorial scholarship for a 2005 BHS graduate, Margo O'Mealey. Margo was killed by a drunk driver last year. Her co-workers from the Miko Group set up the scholarship in her memory and her mother presented it to Lindsey. It was very emotional. So, she crossed the stage at the high school 4 times that week and I was proud of her every time!
Earlier that same day, Lindsey received notification that she has been selected for the OSU President's Leadership Class for next year! This honor also came with a scholarship. 125 students from the incoming Freshman class are chosen for PLC based on their applications. We are so proud of her!
The next day, she was called into the Principal's office, but she wasn't in trouble. He told her that she is one of the Salutatorians of her graduating class. Once again, we are so proud!
So many blessings in one week! Not once has she ever let us down and this week we were reminded that other people see great things in her too. We can only hope blessings like these continue to surround her as she leaves the nest to fly towards her dreams!