I emceed for the Connecticut Association of Schools tonight at the AquaTurf in Southintgton. I know I’ve written about this before since it’s my 14th consecutive year as emcee. This dinner is all about awards for exemplary programs from elementary schools across the state.
It’s nice to stop and meet some teachers who are still fired up about what they do and who they can mold their students. It would be nice as a parent to get to choose you child’s teacher so you get one of these. You’re not always this lucky.
At one point during the program I am both emceeing and presenting the weather. No matter how many times I do it that part is nerve racking. I’ve got my little earpiece plugged in while I’m speaking to the live crowd. And, of course, the folks there live have no idea what’s going on television… until the two meet and I’m speaking to both audiences at once.
I used to stay until the very end, but now with our 10:00 PM news I’m back earlier–leaving before the program is finished.