You’ll have to excuse me today because I’m about to brag. It’s a nana’s prerogative, I do believe.
Our very talented granddaughter, Ambrynn, who is now almost 10 (10!!), earned a 3rd place finish in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Florida. This is her first year in the 4th-6th grade group and there were 941 entries total and her Blue Winged Teal won, yes, I’m going to say it again, 3rd place.
Wanna see it?
The photos are courtesy of her mom, Heather, and I’m so glad to be able to share them with you.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that last year Ambrynn received an honorable mention for her Golden Eye and two years ago she won 1st place in her age group for her Drake Redhead. As a matter of fact, she has earned recognition for every entry she has submitted since she was 5 years old. Impressive, yes?
The Julius family has a long standing history with the Massachusetts Duck Stamp program. Dale’s brother Randy has won it 7 times, making him the winning-est artist in that competition and Dale’s brother Barry has also won the State Duck Stamp as well as the Primitive and Archery stamps a few years ago, for a total of 13 times between them when you include all of the various competitions. Their artwork graces the walls of our living room, as you can see in the photo from this post.
It’s wonderful and amazing for us to see Ambrynn following in the footsteps of her great uncles. She is a smart, thoughtful, little girl; an accomplished dancer and artist with incredibly supportive and awesome parents. We know she has a bright and beautiful future ahead of her. Frankly, we can’t wait to see what she does next!