First, we only have a few pictures from the class taken at last years big Turkey Day Fest:
Here is Mrs. D. dishing out the goodies.
Lots of artwork here, the crabs will be hard to judge this year.
Now down to business. Keep in mind that these drawings were the creative art of the students themselves. (Sometimes with a little help from their friends.)
(Attention: There might be a few goofs with the names; things got a little confused at the end. But if you let me know I'll correct them.)
Kai comes in with the Bluest Crab. Maybe even one of the Blues Brothers?
Without a doubt, Varnika has the most Colorful Crab. That might even be her under the lamp(?) in the right lower corner.
Best Smile for Wendy. Glad she is into the tooth brushing. You should be too! Really exquisite detail.
Here is the Happiest Crabs under the sun(s). Courtesy of Tylei.
Cutest Crab for Erin. We took a little liberty with the size. But, you get the idea.
Here we have that dynamic duo, the Cutest Couple, from Alexandra. I particularly like the Groucho Marxs on the left but then that shows my age. Ring in the vaudeville music. Watch the Crab Dance.
Rudi drew the Smallest Crab this year. Actually, it is a quite artistic use of Space. Maybe Rudi will be an astronaut?
Larisa shows us a Crab with the Most Legs. The Photoshop work on this one was tough.
We think that the Best Maryland Crab (because all Maryland Crabs are True Blue) goes to Janely. Correct us (in the comments) if we are mistaken.
Next we have the Reddest Crab by, none other than Ja'sian. As per our serious class discussion, blue crabs become red crabs when, well, when they are in the pot. But not the Crab Pot, which sits on the bottom of the Bay. All very confusing
Next we have the Most Creative Crab by Brayner. There are a lot of interesting elements here including fishies and turtles (Terrapins?) and other guys.
Adal weighs in with the Toughest Crab. That would not be in the culinary category, but rather in the WWE arena.
The judges felt that Gabrielle's trio ranked as the Funniest Crabs. Sort of an Under the Sea routine.
This giant came in as the Biggest Crab by Ana. It looks pretty succulent.
Note the bubbles. This classifies Janiyah's crab as the Best Swimmer. Amazing. You might also note the lipstick. One of those newfangled colors championed by the last governor of Alaska.
Michelle gives us the Nicest Crab. The judges say this because of her crab's attention to her babies (we think). May they grow up to populate the Bay.
Alison's three crabs were felt to be, well, the Crabbiest Crabs. They do have Maryland colors, though.
Last but not least, we suspect this is Tisin's crab and it was judged to be the Fattest Crab. Ready for the feast, but don't tell him.
So, there you are. Once again one has to be impressed by the inventiveness of these children. We hoped they enjoyed their prize, a gift certificate to the News Center bookshop. Read, Read, Read.
Note: Two of our readers in England, Felix Grant, and Ray Girvan, have sadly moved on to higher things. Both were highly intelligent, erudite and will be sorely missed.