Josh Sirota writes...
Katie Kelly was running in BSPL, had an incredibly
> hard-fought battle
> for the win (as I remember it), but ended up just a tick out
> of the trophies
> because the class was so small that not enough trophies were awarded.
It just seemed
> unfair. In my teensy little brain (I don't got no 202 IQ
> either), it struck
> me that Katie absolutely deserved a trophy that year, and was
> robbed of one
> because of the rules structure.
Wow, Josh, thanks!
Only, I didn't feel robbed. When there are only three people in the class,
you know your odds going in. I was actually trying to win. :) I'm glad that
it was close at least. I certainly tried, but ultimately, to see the look on
Linda Shelton's face after winning, after all her years of trying and
finally succeeding, I figured everything happened the way it was supposed
to. She certainly deserved it, and I don't feel like I missed out on
anything. It was such fun trying. She's a great sport, by the way, and so is
Mary Wentzel. That was a good year for Katie. A nice memory. Things you feel
like you lose one year, you gain back in others. It all evens out. I like
our trophy awarding structure the way it is.