Our church has a pretty awesome bible quizzing program. As a 1st grader, Seth is now old enough to be a part of it. We never said anything to him...but he told us he wanted to do it. Fortunately, their practice is during Sunday School...so it's not really another time committment through the week.
He has jumped right in and loves it! He is wicked smart and has this amazing photographic memory. It sometimes scares me. He can rattle off his memory verses and can correctly answer every question.
This past Saturday was his 1st area quiz meet. He competed with about 22 other 1st-3rd graders from churches in the area. He was the only 1st grader from our church...but was with 2 other 3rd graders. Basically...there are 2 rounds of 15 questions each. The proctor reads the question twice (it's also on the overhead) and then says answer. Each kid has their own "box" and then has to immediatly pull out the piece with the correct answer and place it in front of their box. A scorekeeper at their table keeps score. Well..little mister smartie pants didn't miss 1 question...so he not only received a gold ribbon...but a medal with 2 stars for 2 perfect rounds.
All 3 boys got gold ribbons...yeah!