One Busy Summer!
From plays to play ball, this summer had it all.
It was very busy this summer. I was in a musical, I took swim lessons, I played softball, and I was in a pageant. It was a very, VERY busy summer!
For two months I rehearsed for the musical Annie. More than 160 girls auditioned to be one of 33 orphans in the ensemble. It was so fun to be in Annie. Every night we performed we got a standing ovation. It was a great experience!
Another great thing about summer is swimming. I took swim lessons at one of our local high schools. I was in level 4. At the end of the day we would go off the diving board in the deep end. On the last day of swim lessons all we did was play games and do relay races. The best part is that I passed level 4. So next year I will be in level 5!
Another way to be active over the summer is play sports. I was on a softball team. This was my first year when the kids get to pitch. My dad was coach. It was a bad season for softball because we had so much rain, but we still got to play some and we had a great time.
On August 7, I was in the Miss Scott County pageant. There are four different age categories; Little Miss, Junior Miss, Miss Outstanding Teen, and Miss Scott County. I was in the Junior Miss category.
This was the first pageant I have ever been in. The cool thing is that I won! I am the new Junior Miss Scott County! I will get to be in a lot of pictures and parades. It is so exciting!
Summer is great and a great way to try new things. You never know what’s going to happen until you try!
PHOTOS: (TOP) Kid Reporter Alysa Goethe as an orphan in a production of the musical Annie. (BOTTOM) Alysa crowned as the new Junior Miss Scott County in Iowa. (Photos Courtesy Alysa Goethe)