Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Miss Loose Goes to Washingto..er...Salt Lake City!



Rachel and I spent the morning in Salt Lake City so she could be presenteted with a commendation from the legislature for the art she entered in the Springville Student Art Show.
"These are the best and brightest of our high school artists in the state of Utah..."said the Senator introducing the group of students to the Utah State Senate today. They were presented in the gallery of the House of Representatives as well. It was all very nice and very much past Rachel's comfort zone! She doesn't feel "talented enough" and doesn't want any fuss made. But her Dad and I are so proud of her and how she has continued to use her talents and pursue her dreams. Here are some photos from the day. Some of them are a bit blurry. I had to zoom and not use a flash!


The House of Representatives first.

The students stood in the Gallery and were applauded.

On the floor of the Senate Chambers...

...Rachel was the first one in!

The Hall of Governors where the award was presented.




7 comments:

URFAVE5 said...

That is so awesome! What an honor! You should be very proud. Goodness I'm just a cousin and I'm darn proud! Way to go Rachel!
Love ya, JoLynn

Helen Ellsworth said...

Rachel I am so proud of you and glad that others recognize how talented you are. And thank you, Marianne for posting the pictures. There might be a message or a lesson, in there for me, somewhere. My two biggest wants, since I was young have been to paint and play the piano. I have never accomplished either one. I have often said Heavenly Father must be unhappy with me for not trying. And when I think of how many Grandchildren I have, that have the same talent Rachel has, I wonder if it is hidden some where inside me and I just didn't try. Something to think about.
Anyhow, I am too old to try now. Good luck, Rachel, keep up the good work and you have a chance to get to Disney yet.

Love you Grandma

Helen Ellsworth said...

Rachel I am so proud of you and glad that others recognize how talented you are. And thank you, Marianne for posting the pictures. There might be a message or a lesson, in there for me, somewhere. My two biggest wants, since I was young have been to paint and play the piano. I have never accomplished either one. I have often said Heavenly Father must be unhappy with me for not trying. And when I think of how many Grandchildren I have, that have the same talent Rachel has, I wonder if it is hidden some where inside me and I just didn't try. Something to think about.
Anyhow, I am too old to try now. Good luck, Rachel, keep up the good work and you have a chance to get to Disney yet.

Love you Grandma

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

Who Rachel is kickin butt and takin names this month!! Just one fabulous accomplishment after another!! Good job YOU! and Good job MOM for being such a support! Behind every great child is a TIRED mom! We sure love all of you and are super proud of Rachel!

Cougarnana said...

Congratulations to Rachel and her entire family!! This is such a huge honor and well deserved I'm sure! What a wonderful way to spend a day...I'm so happy for all of you!

Medina Family Blog said...

Wow! Great job Rachel, your an amazing person and obviously very talented! What an honor- something you will always remember!

Edwin & Tamara said...

WOW that is sow awesome
What an honor that was for you, and the memories you will always have congrats to you