- Miss Alabama 2011- If you take Church camp, a Job Interview, a Service Opportunity, a Talent Showcase, and a Sleepover for girls- then you toss in glitter, feather boas, and four-inch heels; you will get a wonderful week that is called Miss Alabama. I had the most incredible time! The women I met and got to know over the course of a week are inspiring, and I am so glad to have been blessed with their friendship! I also cannot wait to go back, my preliminary competitions to win a title in order to compete again start soon!
- I started my job hunt to become a news reporter. Due to some luck and great networking, I have a bright outlook at what is ahead.
While reading this article, I was intrigued! Who knew what I thought was simple summer fun could be considered dangerous? :) I would never recommend that you endanger your child, but I will give you some (SAFE) things to do to help the summer months pass smoothly. My favorite activity? READING!
This year's Summer Reading program is called "One World, So Many Stories!" Check out the music video here ---->
There is also a Teen/Tween program, called "You Are Here!" Teens' Summer Reading Lists can be found at most Alabama Library websites!
Blueberries for Sal
Summary: A story about a mix-up that occurs one day while Little Sal and her mother and Little Bear and his mother are picking blueberries on Blueberry Hill. Ages 3+
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Summary: Her spectacles perched on her nose and her hair coiffed in a Father Knows Best pompadour, Wallace Bleff's teacher looks on as the boy delivers an oral report on that classic topic, How I Spent My Summer Vacation. The classroom setting gives way to an expanse of Western plains, across which a locomotive train rumbles, bringing Wallace to visit his aunt. His parents have sent him there for a reason: "'Your imagination,' they said, 'is getting too wild./ It will do you some good to relax for a while.'" It won't take kids long to realize that Wallace's imagination is as fertile as ever, as he tells of being captured by cowboys, who outfit him in spiffy Western garb and teach him all their "cowboy tricks." When "Kid Bleff" finally calls his aunt (from a phone booth comically plunked down in the middle of nowhere), she invites him to bring his pals to her house for a barbecue-Teague's (The Field Beyond the Outfield) boy buckaroo, however, still has a few tricks up his sleeve.