I've been missing in action for a little while, I had computer problems prior to Christmas and then well... it's end of school madness followed by Christmas madness.
Towards the end of each School Year, interested Year 5 students put their hand up for nomination as Student Leaders in 2013. A large portion of Year 5 decided to nomination including Missy. After working on her speech for some time, Missy was excited and nervous to present her speech to the entire school and parents.
Missy did a wonderful job, precisely driving on stage, looking confident(although I could see the nervous tension in her movements), she presented her speech via the I Pad with an external speaker to the Microphone. Missy worked the room beautifully, smiling left and right as her speech flipped thru the pages, she talked about her "have a go" attitude and how she would encourage others. Her speech finished with a wonderful round of applause from the audience and one proud mum.
It was a wonderful experience to share with her peers, the nervous build up of speech day and the relief they all felt, when it was over. Missy told me she didn't vote for herself but for another girl who was having a go.
Missy missed out on getting a leadership role next year but as always, was so genuinely pleased for her close friends who got the positions.