This is a journey of finding yourself and how your loved ones see you in their eyes. Further, this can be online and carried forward to share, if you wish, to future generations. - See more at: http://joannfitz.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-book-of-me-written-by-you-topic-1.html#sthash.2TuO2bVu.dpuf
This is a journey of finding yourself and how your loved ones see you in their eyes. Further, this can be online and carried forward to share, if you wish, to future generations. - See more at: http://joannfitz.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/the-book-of-me-written-by-you-topic-1.html#sthash.2TuO2bVu.dpufThe prompt for the week is:
- Have you or a close family member received one?
- What was it for?
- How was it presented?
- Do you still have it?
- Have you inherited an award?
- If so, who was awarded it and what for?
My maternal grandparents didn't have any awards that I know of.
I do know one of my grand uncles actually won a ribbon at one of the local county fairs for his showing his Holstein cow.
My mother did receive a trophy for completing 10 years at one of her jobs as factory worker at first Champion Bag Factory and then at Ampac Paper Inc. She did receive her GED for completing a test for her equivalent in year 12 studies.
My paternal grandmother didn't have any awards that I know of unless you count her children. However, my paternal grandfather, I believe, had at least a ribbon as he was in the US Medical Corps in World War 2. This is the only award I know about.
My father first completed his year 12 studies at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY. Next, he enrolled in the US Navy. As you can see by the jacket below, he has many different ribbons he was awarded during his service in the US Navy and with the submarine corps.
- Stripes on sleeves- The bottom hashmarks are equal for 1 hashmark for every 4 years served. The gold means the person serving had good conduct.
- Chest decorations:
Ribbons are: Occupations, Good Conduct, Navy Achievement, Cold War
Bottom pin under ribbons: Polaris Patrol Pin
Further, he was accepted as a US Submarine Veterans Holland Club member which is earned rather than bought.
During Elementary School I did receive recognition for some activities I had done. However, it wasn't until about Grade 5, I received a few awards which I could call Awards. The first was the P.T.O (Parent Teacher Organization) Award. This was given to a boy and a girl in the 5th grade who has worked the hardest and shown the most improvement.
|The P.T.O Award|
I was also a Girl Scout Brownie and Girl Guide. However, there was never any pictures, that I know of, that were taken and over the years I don't know what happened to my sash with my badges on it.
I loved to run and skip rope. I entered a few races that were held in the town of Walden, New York on the 4th of July and placed in some of the races.
|One of the race results.|
I did get an award for Financial Information Processing for placing 5th in the state of New York through an organization called FBLA or Future Business Leaders of America in 1991.
Then I was granted membership to both the Honor Society for Valley Central High School and for the Vocational and Technical Center I was enrolled in for Business Computer Technology. This was the first time someone int he Vocational and Technical Center was granted membership from Valley Central. Also, because of my grades they had also allowed me to be asked as a member for VCHS Honor Society which was a first.
This also meant that I could wear what they called cords for the graduation ceremonies for both of the schools.
|Vocational Society Cords|
|At Vocational Center graduation|
Then at the Vocational Technical Center I was also awarded Outstanding Student at graduation in 1991.
Further, I was given a small scholarship to help with my expenses when I attend Orange County Community College in Middletown NY.
Also, I was part of a group when I was attending OCCC with the computer club and we won Club of the Year in 1994.
|1994 Club of the Year award - Club Activities chairperson, Joe G Secretary, Heidi B Secretary, Myself Vice President|