The Amazing Shake 2017-18
You may have heard about "The Amazing Shake - Professionalism with a Personal Touch". This was our first time planning such an event, and we were excited to have this opportunity for our 5th graders to meet and interact with professionals from our community.
The Amazing Shake is a competition that gives our 5th grade students the opportunity to demonstrate manners, self-discipline, respect, and professional conduct. The event is modeled after one held annually at The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. We were so impressed with the Ron Clark Academy's students’ professional and conversational skills, we chose to give our students a similar opportunity.
Throughout the year, all students were instructed on and practiced a proper handshake, table manners, conversational and interview skills, and how to remain composed under pressure. All 5th graders participated in Round 1. Rounds 2, 3, and 4 of the competition became more selective and more challenging. At each round of the competition the students were fabulous and the scores were VERY close!
The competition included:
- Round 1 “MEET & GREET”: All 5th graders met and greeted professionals from our community. Students spent about 1 minute with each person. The professionals scored each student on his/her handshake and interaction.
- Round 2 "THINK ON YOUR FEET". The Top 20 completed 8 surprise scenarios, each about 3 min. long. Students were scored on their interaction and how well they responded to the scenario.
- Round 3 "HIT THE STREET AND EAT". The Top 10 students went on an all-day field trip downtown Greenville. They met business and governmental leaders, ate at a restaurant, and interviewed senior citizens.
- Round 4 "THE FINAL FEAT". Two Finalists, with help from the other eight members of the Top 10, completed a leadership challenge here at school.
Congratulations to Wells and Sydney for being the two finalists!
All 4th and 5th graders met in the gym for the announcement of the first ever winner of The Amazing Shake at Sara Collins Elementary.
CONGRATULATIONS, SYDNEY!!! You earned the title of the Winner of Sara Collins' Amazing Shake 2018!