Thursday, October 24, 2013


Just gotta to do a little bragging at Graceland today. My Betsie is not only beautiful and charming but also super smart and talented. But then, most of you probably already know that.

I know, I know. I told you this was going to be a brag post.

But she really is. Case in point, she received a very prestigious award today at Mississippi University for Women. Betsie is the first place winner of The W’s Common Reading Initiative essay contest and was officially recognized tonight at the opening of the annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

One of her homeschooled high school friends, Winnie Clegg, was the third place winner. You can read more about these girls and their accomplishment at this website:

Not bad for a girl straight from the sticks and the 'hood, huh?


Jen said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Congratulations to her, and to you, Mom. :)

Elysa said...

Thanks, Jen!

Coffee Bean said...

Woot! Woot! But, of course! Congratulations Betsie... and Mom and Dad!