Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Every year at Harrison's school the fifth graders get together in teams and learn about a college.  Then each team puts together a booth for a college fair.  Harrison chose NC State and his teammate, Devin, didn't have a college, so he came along for the ride.

This college fair is the only thing Harrison has talked about (besides basketball) for the past month.  He was so excited that he was able to do his project on North Carolina State University.  You may (not) be surprised to hear that this was the first year in the elementary school's history that someone chose NC State.  In fact, the selection committee even called Harrison up and said, "Are you sure you didn't mean UNC?"  Nice.

Each group had to make a poster, a report, and a trivia game for kids to play when they came to their booth.  Harrison said they definitely had the coolest table covering.  (Thanks for the t-shirt quilt, Aunt Nicole!).

His "fun facts" crack me up.

#3 is my fave.  He knows what's up.

Harrison was kind enough to lend his Duke sweatshirt to the Duke booth at the fair.  We're all friends here.

As I was taking pictures of the booth, a fifth grade teacher came up and asked if I was Harrison's mom.  She said, "I worked with him on his project and he did such a great job with all of his assignments!  He's really lovely.  You did a great job raising him."  I tried not to cry.  Full-time moms don't get paid in dollars, we get paid in unsolicited compliments about our children.  Pay day is awesome.

I love that he's so proud of his Daddy's alma mater.  There were two very excited boys at my house when NC State was invited to the dance.  Let The Madness begin!  Go, State!

5 Wisecracks:

Scott said...

Are you sure you didn't mean UNC? Hilarious...

KQ said...

Go Wolfpack! (And Bojangles!)

Patti said...

He is a great kid! And Bojangles is one of my favorite things about Raleigh too.

Tammy and Alvin said...

So when NC State beats St. Louis, will that make people in St. Louis upset? Do they have fans? I love the NCAA tournament as a measure of how successful I am as a parent. If they're not brainwashed, you're doing it wrong.

Wendy said...

mmm Bojangles. yum.