The first place winner was a boy from 5th grade and third place went to another 4th grade girl.
We watched Rosie go from pretty subdued during the whiteboard portion, to more and more excited with every successful round.
She had to stretch her neck up to speak into the microphone.
She was so excited toward the end that she was high-fiving the girl next to her and talking to her. I caught her eye from the audience and gave her the "shhh" sign, but I couldn't blame her, really. I would have done the same thing at her age--I remember that fizzy nervous feeling of being on the spot in front of an audience! Makes me feel a little sick remembering . . . .
(Look how flushed she is!)
She told me she was going to win a turkey for us and she did. Me of little faith, I'd already bought one (but only because they take so long to thaw in the fridge.) We'll be eating hers come Christmas.