Past You Said It!
Eleven-year-old Claudia asked this question: "What is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you?"
These girls shared their thoughts:
My best friend moved to India, and I missed her so much. Then one day, my parents told me that we were going on a trip to India and I would get to see my friend again! The moment I saw her was one of the most exciting moments of my life.
–Amrita, age 11, Washington
My woo-hoo moment was when I found out that I was elected to be the fifth-grade student council representative. When the principal said my name, I had a huge grin on my face. As soon as I got home from school, I started jumping up and down and screaming!
–Lili, age 10, Kentucky
Last year, my older sister was in a car accident and was in the hospital for more than three weeks. When she came home, we had a huge party for her. I was so happy that she was OK.
–Leslie, age 12, Washington
I was very excited when I got my first pair of toe shoes. I had worked hard in my ballet class for years, and I finally got to wear those beautiful pink slippers. But boy, did they hurt!
–Emma, age 11, California
A few other kids and I read through my school's entire reading list, and I was so pumped when I found out what the prize would be—a ride in a limo and a pizza party! It was so much fun, and I'm trying to do it again this year.
–Marissa, age 12, Illinois
I took surfing lessons with my mom in Hawaii. I couldn't catch a wave and felt discouraged because my mom caught every one. When the lesson was almost over, the instructors told me that I could try to ride one more, and I caught it! I started screaming with excitement. That was a moment to remember.
–China, age 11, California
When I found out that I was going to sing at a baseball game, I was so excited! I was really nervous, but after it was over, I couldn't believe what had just happened.
–Emily, age 12, Pennsylvania
I've always loved playing the guitar, so I entered a talent contest last year. That was a big step outside of my comfort zone, because I'm usually very quiet. I won second place!
–Brooke, age 11, Kentucky
The most exciting thing that has ever happened to me was going on a cruise around Europe. My family visited several countries, and I learned about many cultures. My favorites were Sweden and Estonia.
–Savannah, age 12, Alaska
I recently made Gold Honor Roll at my school. I always try to be my best, and it was nice to see all that studying pay off.
–Avery, age 9, California
I was seven when I got my puppy, but I remember it as if it were yesterday. I had just come home from school, and my mom told me she had a surprise for me. She presented me with the most adorable puppy I'd ever seen! I love my dog very much.
–Paige, age 11, Washington
I won first place in a cake-decorating contest out of 150 people. I received a check for $100. I was so proud of myself!
–Joan, age 12, Ohio
Last week I got a new baby sister! She is so cute, and I love helping my mom with her. She is definitely the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me.
–Haley, age 11, Washington
When I was on vacation with my family in the Cayman Islands, I got the amazing opportunity to swim with dolphins. We swam with them at a dolphin research facility, and we got to pet them.
–Abby, age 10, Virginia
In fourth grade, I won my school's geography bee. It was super exciting! I'd like to send out a special thanks to my older brother for helping me study.
–Carly, age 11, Kansas
A few months ago, I was playing in a volleyball game against a good team. The score was tied, and it was the game point. I'm usually not great at spiking, but when one girl set the ball, I thought, Well, I can at least try! I made a beautiful spike over the net and won the game for my team! Everyone was screaming, jumping up and down, and hugging me. It felt amazing.
–Anne, age 13, Alabama
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