When I completed my first 5K, a bagpipe player ran up to the fence and played Chariots of Fire. It was just the best. 

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Meeting Amy Grant

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Meeting Texas Rangers pitcher Akinori Otsuka

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With friends and family at the Texas Teacher of the Year Banquet

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With Region X and Region XI Teachers of the Year

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Receiving declarations at the Texas state capitol

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Throwing out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game

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Receiving the HUMMER Hero award at a Dallas Stars game

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Meeting Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Washington, D.C.

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Receiving Young Alumna of the Year for Texas Wesleyan University, with help from two of my 6th grade students

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Sitting beside President George W. Bush for dinner

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