Late Night Carnival, Power Soccer Tourney, etc…

Hi everybody!

Riding the Giant Skateboard! :)

It has been the craziest couple of weeks, but I have some exciting news! I finished my final showcase for my student teaching, and I only have two weeks left until I graduate! That is an exciting thing and a scary thing all at the same time… I really don’t know what to think! All I know is that my life will slow down just a little bit now that my showcase is complete! :)

The view from the Ferris Wheel!

This weekend was a busy one, and catching up on sleep was definitely not the focus. On Friday my roommate and I helped out at my elementary school carnival, serving food in the cafeteria. After our shift was over, we put on a few extra layers and went to the Ball State Carnival.

Group picture while taking a break in the warm tent! :)

One of the best parts of spring semester, Ball State hosts a large carnival every year with fair rides, fair food, and fair games that is open to students as well as the public. We rode the Ferris Wheel and Ring of Fire among other adventurous rides and even went through the fun house! We ate popcorn and cotton candy, and other people had elephant ears and fried twinkies! My friends and I stopped to listen to Steve Means from Nashville, who was playing and singing on the Main Stage. He did awesome, and I think his twitter following rose steadily after that night! :)

This past Saturday was a Ball State Preview Day, so there were hundreds of potential college students on campus with their family and friends to check out Ball State. After going to special informational sessions about their department or major, they were released for a campus tour. This was my very last tour ever, and after two and a half years of tour-guiding, that felt pretty weird. My tour students and parents were awesome though, and it was a wonderful last group. Now all the exciting factoids and information I know about Ball State will just have to sit around in my head, taking up valuable space. :)

Ball State Power Soccer rocked the floor! :)

After my tour, I headed to the Ball State Power Soccer tournament to take video and photos. According to the United States Power Soccer Association, “Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Athletes’ disabilities include quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many others. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game similar to able-bodied soccer.” If you want to learn more about power soccer, you can visit this link: http://www.powersoccerusa.org/  Two of my roommates hosted the tournament, and I was pumped to help out by capturing the excitement!

Right after the tournament, my friend and I hopped in my car for a quick roadtrip back to my hometown to see my brother star as a flying monkey in his high school play, The Wizard of Oz. He did a fantastic job, as did the rest of the cast! There were little girls behind us that kept muttering cute remarks like, “I’m not scared of that mean ol’ witch!” :)

This week is busy as well, with banquets, meetings, and special events that will keep life hoppin’ to say the least. I’m hoping the weather warms up just a bit. It would definitely make recess more enjoyable :) Have a great week everyone!

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