Big news for Lydia Jeub!!!

Lydia spent the last school year pouring herself into her expository speech on amateur movie making. (See more about it plus a video here.) We were all very disappointed last week when we found out that she was ONE SLOT AWAY from qualifying to the NCFCA National Tournament in Birmingham in June. A few tears and anguish were vented as she put away her props and called it a year. Her attitude was great (better than her dad’s who lobbied the league for numbers) admitting that she had a fabulous year for which she was very proud.

My cell phone was dead all day in the office (left the power cord at home), so I didn’t listen to messages till in my driveway at home with my car charger. A message from friend and regional coordinator for our geographical region, sang into my ear:

You may have already heard, but one of the qualifiers to Nationals declined his invitation in expos. I would like to extend the invitation to Lydia as the next in line to Nationals!

I’m surprised the kids didn’t hear me scream in the car. I took the phone in the house and put it on speaker phone for the entire clan of Jeubs to listen to the announcement. We all jumped for joy that Lydia is going to Nationals!!!

Now we have to turn our plans on its head and get Lydia to Birmingham in five weeks. What great news! Congratulations Lydia Jeub!

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • Jolene O’Dell

    Wow! Congrats Lydia! I can see God’s fingerprints all over this situation! Rest in Him knowing that He intended for you to go!

    Blessings to Lydia and the Jeub Clan!

  • Tiffany Boyd

    Way to go Lydia! Congratulations! Be proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. I know your family is and God is smiling down upon you.
    Have a safe trip and lots of fun. Good Luck!

  • Maudie Smith

    Congrats Lydia! You all will be about 50 miles from my house. I am so happy for you. I guess this goes to show that hard work really pays off!

  • Michelle

    Congratulations Lydia! What a wonderful achievment after all your hard work. God does reward those who serve Him in faith!!!

  • Sandy

    Congratulations Lydia!!! And I so sure Mom and dad are very proud!!!

  • Alicia

    Congrats Lydia!!! I’m so proud of you! You deserve this, with all your hard work. You’ve done a great job!! I love you!

  • Rachel

    Wow Lydia – that is so neat! I’m so proud of you for using the wonderful talent that God has given you.


  • Mikayla

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!! I started screaming when my dad told me you made it=) Remember last Friday,when we were in the car talking about speech and debate?(and how you were edjucating me on the terms and meanings;) Well,I was praying you’d get to go(no offence to the one who could’nt make it)and He answered my prayers! YAHOO! I’ll see ya soon and we can scream together=) LOL! Love always,your “Sista”,M.J.

  • Sarah Bryce


    This is the first I’ve heard of this!!! Somehow I missed the news on the Region 3 website.

    CONGRATULATIONS LYDIA!! Oh! I am so excited for you!

    (I’m also very happy that you’re able to accept the slot.)