Summer is the perfect time for us to relax, take a breath and reflect back on the school year. We know from our own experiences and from our child’s experiences that balancing school and life can be a challenge. The American Girl Doll “Girl of the Year”, McKenna is a great example that you can reach your dreams despite challenges that come your way. McKenna loves gymnastics, but struggles with reading, so she gets extra help after school. McKenna uses her strengths and great attitude to turn her challenges into triumphs-both at the gym and at school. Do you admire McKenna’s amazing attitude and strength? Does her determination remind you of your child? We want to hear your their stories! Have your child tell us about a challenge they have faced and how they’ve used their talents or strengths to overcome that challenge. You’ll be entered to win four tickets (2 adults and 2 children) to the New York City Ballet American Girl Night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Wednesday, July 11th at 8:00PM as well as two McKenna dolls! The winner will be announced on Friday, July 6th, 2012. The New York City Ballet American Girl Night is always one of the most popular nights in Saratoga! SPAC and American Girl Place host this celebration each year for girls and their families. At this event, children are encouraged to bring their dolls and experience a fun night of music, American Girl crafts, pink lemonade, sugar cookies, photo booths and great American Girl Doll giveaways! Have your child leave a comment below AND on our Facebook page by Thursday, July 5th about how they have overcome a challenge and you could win four tickets to the New York City Ballet American Girl Night and two McKenna dolls! Read official rules here.