Wednesday, November 28, 2012

YW in Excellence 2012

We recently had our YW in Excellence program & I thought I would share some of the pictures from that night with you! Since the theme this year was "Arise & Shine Forth", we kind of brainstormed what would shine. I had a bunch of these silver stars left over from a camp craft a few years ago & immediately came to mind the song, "Like the Stars" by Jenny Phillips. I love the words she wrote:

Lyrics to “Like the Stars” 
by Jenny Phillips
The night is dark, the word is shifting
Everything is so unsure
But the stars above are always constant
Reminding us of who we are.
We were meant for higher things
And God you want us to be
Like the stars
Steadfast and unchanging
Immovable and unwavering
A strong and holy light
A sure and steady guide
When all of the world is falling apart
You want us close to where you are
Like the stars
So burn in me
True and steady
Give me strength to shine
Use my life
To light the darkness
Leading those who fall behind
It’s your design for me
And I’ll give everything to be
Like the stars
Steadfast and unchanging
Immovable and unwavering
A strong and holy light
A sure and steady guide
When all of the world is falling apart
You want us close to where you are
Like the stars
We will shine our light
We will shine our light
Like the stars
Steadfast and unchanging
Immovable and unwavering
A strong and holy light
A sure and steady guide
When all the world is falling apart
We want to be close to where you are
Like the stars
Like the stars

We printed these up on a card and as we called each girl to come up and share with their parents something they worked on that year and how it influenced their life or testimony, etc., we handed them the card and a necklace off the board below. 




Below is a picture of the podium all decorated up!



This was their "Walk of Fame", so to speak! 



At the end of the night, the girls all stood and sang, "Like the Stars" by Jenny Phillips! So beautiful!


We had wanted to have this night in a room other than the chapel so we wouldn't need to dress up too much, and the cultural hall was being used prior to our time, but that meant we wouldn't have much room to put their projects on display. So, we put them in the hall. (This probably violated the fire code, but it was only for an hour.)







 All in all, it was a good night. The girls were so cute, each adding a funny little way of expressing themselves, or sharing a testimony building story. Each girl only took about 2 minutes, so it went rather fast, and didn't make for a long night, which is always appreciated by all.



1 comment:

  1. Such a cute idea! Where did you get the star necklaces?

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