Delving into a year of teamwork at school,
Engineering, building, computing, concocting, and planning.
Seven of our boys became the “Double-O-Severn” crew.
Twenty-first century skills in action: creativity, collaboration,
Inventing to problem solve, innovating, & inquiring along the way.
Not always smooth-sailing, because collaboration isn’t
Always pretty. It can be messy, loud, distracting, frustrating.
Teamwork at its finest, trying to come together for a common goal
In their Central Challenge; improv-ing through Instant Challenges.
Over time, growing, sharpening skills, and finding their voices,
Never giving up, building persistence and grit as they go.
I’ve seen these boys grow indeed, sharpening their skit & their skills,
Making improvements and capitalizing on their talents.
As the year went on, these 7 boys, just like other boys and
Girls globally, gave of themselves, to each other and to their coaches,
Integrating their ideas, taking initiation, & getting involved.
Never stopping. Working hard & taking pride in their performances
At tournaments; regardless of ranking & place, keeping pace, &
Triumphing along the way. Kudos to all who made
It every step along the way. Regionals. State. All is great.
Onward we go to Globals, slightly stunned, yet ever-excited.
Never have we been more proud—parenthood is chock-filled with these moments.