Have you ever received MEDALS???

@vesuvius (1677)
Philippines
June 10, 2007 9:36am CST
Well, I just opened this up because my nephew just graduated with honors in his summer kindergarten school and I am very glad that he managed to receive medals. I just realized that day that there were kids that were not awarded with medals and further, I thought there are people who would never experience receiving medals their whole life!! I also felt lucky that I have received medals too from my school.. How about you?? Have you ever received medals in your life?? What was it for??
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• United States
10 Jun 07
I recently recieved a BattleBots medal for coming in second place. Gamera trashed the competition.
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@youless (89169)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 07
Congratulations to your nephew. Although it was only a medal from the kindergarten, but it's a good beginning. I have never won any medals in my life, unfortunately. It's so hard to be number one.
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@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
i am happy to hear about your nephew's success. hope he'll keep it up! i have received lots of medals eversince i was in school. i had received medals for being an honor student. medals for winning spelling bee contests. medals for winning journal writing contests. a medal for being the cadette of the year when i was still in highschool. medals for being active in school activities and others. i love the feeling while receiving them. and i still have them now in my drawer... anne
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Wow you've received great awards from many fieds!! Congrats on all those! Thanks for this response!
10 Jun 07
I have about 15 medals in my possession, not to brag or anything. Most of medals were easy to get because I was on a team that was skilled as was I. I am naturally good at sports so I am very active. The medals I have are for tennis, basketball, and soccer.
@maryannemax (12173)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
wow. i envy those who really excel in sports. i wish i had the luck like you had/have. i just played softball and was able to try soccer and it was fun. i just did not really do good on such sports. but i wish i did... anne
@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
31 Jul 08
yes i have lol at school many years ago i used to play sports and i got lots of ribbons for my swimming, running and jumping hurdles..so thats some thing im very proud off.. hugssssss
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
Yes, I have receive medals during my school days. I am the class valedictorian in my elementary days so I've got many medals during our graduation. And also when I was in high school I was also an honor student so I also receive medals. One event also was when I joined a declamation contest and I won twice. The prize was a medal. I was so happy during those days because I have felt my importance and the fruit of my hard works. When we are young a medal would mean so much on us. And it somehow build our self-esteem and confidence.
@lols189 (4798)
15 Aug 07
i have recieved medals when i played for my girls local football team when i was younger. i recieved 3 medals for this
@subha12 (18454)
• India
13 Jun 07
Yaa, i have received many a times. In my school days i had been throughout a topper. So there was prize for me every year. Again after my school board exam, i got scholship. Then after college(after Engineering) I stood first in my university and got a GOLD medal. Again in my Job got a Bravo for excellent performance.
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
yes.. i received medals back in grade school. i forgot what it was for, i think its because i im an honor student... well i really cant remember much, our school gives out medals on recognition days, for being a outstanding band member, student or for academic awards and others.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
i'm lucky that i have recieved 6 medals when I'm in school, but not academic one hehehe, I used to join sports and my sport that time is gymnastics three of my medals I won when I'm still sophomore is gold for balance beam and floor exercise competition and medal for Most Valuable Player of the year. And It was repeated when I was in my 2nd year college with the same sports.
• Nepal
11 Jun 07
Yes, i received medals many times in my school level and one sports tournament. To got the medal by own achievement is very nice feelings.
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
I frequently received a MOST NEAT AND CLEAN ribbon way back elementary days...LOL! I received medals only during my college grad. It felt great because I wasn't expecting it! ;)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
oh yes i did! i'm not bragging but i was an achiever from pre-elementary to high school. now, college is a different story (i did not received a single medal...but what the heck? it doesn't matter now)
@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
11 Jun 07
yes i have recieved lots of medals, each evryday, by mother when she comes in my room to wake me up, she just hits me on my hips with her hand to make me get-up not with anger but with love.
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I got some sports medal for football (soccer) and basketball for high school sports. Does that count?
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
my grand daughter who graduated from kindergarten last april 2007 got a gold medal of excellence and other awards like best in reading, mathematics, most behaved and most neat and i am so proud of her. i experienced the same while i was in my primary years. from the 1st grade up to the 6th level i was always awarded either with the second or third honor medals. while in my secondary level, i got several recognitions in math, current events and spelling. luckily when i reached college, i was awarded a full scholarship grant which helped me finish a degree.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
10 Jun 07
Yes. I have received a lot of medals in my school days. I was a very active participant on almost all the competitions held in my school. I used to take part in the sports activity too a lot. I still remember the last year of my school days, when I got around 12 first prizes and the announcers kept announcing my name for more than 5 minutes. Glad that you brought that sweet memory of mine back to me again now. Thanks for that.
@kit_anne (37)
• Denmark
10 Jun 07
Congratulations on your nephew! For me, I had received a lots of medals, trophies, ribbons when I was studying. Those are the symbols that you've been studying well, getting good grades BUT having those kinds of stuff doesnt mean that you will be the best when you grow up. Life was measured on contentment in life, happiness in life and how you had grown to be a better person. Sometimes its ironic because those people who had been going up on stage every year, received an award, when they grew up, where does their life go? Being successful in Life were not measured on Medals, trophies or ribbons, it was always measured what kind of person you become.
@nandans (1161)
• India
10 Jun 07
Yup i have received a few medals in my school days..
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
10 Jun 07
Yes but it is not a medal because my school didn't have such medal things. I just received like a souvenir or a gift when I graduated with higher grades than other students.