Thursday, May 27, 2010

And the Winner is...JORDAN!














The contest was entitled: "Different Yet the Same" and for the second year in a row, Jordan participated. Last year he won honorable mention for his essay, but this year, he won a prize of 167 euros for this drawing:


His class came to the award ceremony, and he along with two other classmates went to receive their prize before the jury and in front of a crowd of 200.



Then, the woman in charge of distributing the awards asked Jordan to speak.
Jordan took the microphone and said, "I'm Deaf. I would like to thank my class for always helping me along with my teachers. It isn't always easy and they are always there to encourage me. I have grown a lot in the past three years."
His class cheered.
The jury smiled.
I
cried.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Jordan! He looks so grown up!

You must be one proud mama!

Paula Rosenthal said...

Beautiful!!!

Jodi Michelle Cutler said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will say that he gets his artistic ability from his dad:-D

Julia said...

Woohoo, Jordan!!! Great stuff! And great speech! So whatcha gonna do with the cash?

Anonymous said...

what an admirable person you are, Jodi. I am so proud of having met you. And what an admirable Mom you are! Ferdi

Jodi Michelle Cutler said...

Julia...he's thinking save a little and buy an x-box game. It's funny watching him think of all the possibilities.
Ferdi...thank you for all of your support and encouragement- see you at the NHS!!!!!