DD is attempting to enter 3/4 of the Reflections program categories because she is so bored this weekend.. I have to say, though, the contest seems kind of annoying. She entered it last year and got the top scores (5 out of 5 points) for "journalistic quality" and "creativity" yet only got a 2 for for "Connection to theme" even though it seemed to have a lot to do with the theme... You double the connection to theme score, so her score was 14 out of 20. That was enough for "honorable mention". (better than Participation, I guess)
Anyway, DD has never been good at chess. Am I alone in this? Seems like every gifted kid I hear about is good at chess.... :P