Ghosts, Goblins, and Equilateral Triangles

While ghosts and goblins roamed the streets of jobsite, Ally was in Bali attending an international school math competition. Through a series of unforeseen events, the competition evolved from something that she excitedly signed up for to something that she dreaded. The competition haunted her for weeks and became a tremendous source of anxiety for her.

As difficult as it was to send Ally off early Friday morning, Chris and I knew that it would be a meaningful experience for her. Not in the sense of competing to be the best, or the fastest, at designing a series of equilateral triangles with a limited number of lines, but at realizing how facing adversity can build confidence, competence and character. Ally will return to jobsite tomorrow morning with more strength and resiliency, and with a sense of accomplishment.

Ally competing in one of Saturday's sessions.

Ally competing in one of Saturday’s sessions.

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2 Responses to Ghosts, Goblins, and Equilateral Triangles

  1. Yesim says:

    Great job, Ally! Happy belated birthday, Kriste!

    • Kriste Rose says:

      Hey, Yesim! How are you? It was funny, I was just thinking about Evergreen when your comments popped up in my email. Did you take the girls trick-or-treating in Evergreen this year, or did you go to Boulder? I miss trick-or-treating in Evergreen!! So many good memories of it – including the owner of the bakery who likes to scare the kids. Does he still do that? Hope all is well there!

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