Sunday, April 10, 2016

State Bible Drill - April 8, 2016

Clayton's score at Association Bible Drill qualified him to participate in State Bible Drill.  This year, our group was so big, that our drillers were splint into two separate drills.  Clayton was in with the smaller group that drilled later than the others.  Clayton did AWESOME in the drill!  I was so proud of him.  He had a perfect score up until the Key Passage section of the drill.  At the state level, the students are given a brand new Bible and are only given a few minutes to break it in.  This makes the drill even more difficult.  The caller called A Shepherd's Song.  The kids have 10 seconds to remember where the key passage is and to locate it in their Bible.  At the last second, C found the passage and stepped forward.  Whew!  When he looked down, though, he realized that the pages of his Bible had gotten stuck together and he was a page away.  He raised his hand indicating that he had made an error.  Bless his heart, you could see the disappointment all over his face.  :(

My boy pulled it together quickly and completed the drill without a single additional error.  I was so proud of him!  He got 23 out of 24 calls correct, earning a Superior rating.  Even more important than his score, he has learned 25 Bible verses, 10 key passages, and can locate any book of the Bible in 10 seconds.  That is the real prize!


Matt and Cindy Fleharty said...

Amazing!! Go Clayton!!!