Abby made it to the Declamation* semi-finals along with a few of her 4th grade classmates. She will be reciting a poem in front of 600 people in a few weeks.
She is ready.
This is quite an accomplishment for a kid who, in kindergarten, almost threw up just thinking about standing on stage with her class, to sing “Grand Old Flag” in unison.
Of course, that was before she was a seasoned actress.
* OK, I’ll admit it. I looked it up.
1) A recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
2) a. Vehement oratory
b. A speech marked by strong feeling; a tirade.