Mason and his friends from school, Josh and Tony have formed a band called, "One Last Defiance." They have been getting together a couple of times a week to practice. All three of them play both electric and acoustic, with Josh playing bass.
Last night the band came to our house to play a song that Mason had written earlier that evening while they were at rehearsal.
We were happy to get the opportunity to hear them. They play well together!
Again this year, Dane participated in his school's Black History Oratorical. He advanced through 3 rounds to make it to the night time performance. His poem was, "My Country," by Curtis Mayfield. He did a great job with it! His enunciation was wonderful as were his gestures and voice control. (See video below to judge for yourself.)
Short video of Dane's poem from the night performance.
All 56 performers were given a lovely certificate for just having the courage to get on stage and perform!
A short video of the 4th grade winner announcement.
Dane and classmate Nathan check out their trophies!
The 4th grade winners!
(This photo will be in the yearbook.)
Nanny came to hear Dane. She was a proud Nanny that night!
Dane and his good friend Kennedy pose for a trophy winner pictures. This is the second year in a row that they both earned trophies!
Afterwards, we all went to Freddie's to celebrate with a burger and custard.
Dane was invited to lead the United States and the Texas State pledges at the PISD Trustee Board Meeting tonight. Dane was excited to get the opportunity to represent his school and family.
He did such a good job! We were proud of him and the way he handled himself on the mic and with the hand shaking of the board members.
Here is the script of what was said about Dane as he shook hands with the board members. "Dane is a fourth-grader in Mr. Lubman’s class at Highland
Park Elementary.His principal, Mrs.
Ruckel, describes Dane as a “super star.”He’s a straight A student, a member of the Bulldog Honor Choir and the
Diversity Team.Dane is a busy young
From here they pointed the GPS back to Texas. All this and more in 8 days! Whew!
They all reported having a great time. They all agreed they would take another road trip together, but only after a few days break from the car.