Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Molly Roloff cleans up at Faith Bible High School Awards Banquet




With the school year nearing its end, Faith Bible High School held their Awards Banquet yesterday. Molly Roloff was a mulitple winner as Matt and Amy were bursting with pride -- via Matt on his Fan Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/RealMattRoloff

"Wow! Molly was honored at the High School Awards Banquet tonight... She won three Awards (that's "3" for those of you with both fingers and toes) One for her Spanish, another for Pre-Calc, and a third Award for her Chemistry achievements. Amy is ONE PROUD Momma. ...And I a berry proud Daddy indeed. As amy told me ...just a minute ago... Matt, Can you believe her!! :)) Yes I can Amy... She focused like you!"



That's one of the reasons why I was an advocate for the Roloffs becoming more interactive; it's nice for fans to hear little things like that when they happen rather than 8 - 12 months down the road. Matt has certainly erased that criticism (at least of himself) -- I don't think you can ask for much more than how Matt is using his Facebook page -- he posts updates such as that, pictures, responds to fan comments. Good going Matt! :-) And congratulations Molly!

In other Facebook news, the restaurant that Matt has been plugging on his page;


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-OR/Mad-Greek-Deli/61426413487

The Mad Greek Deli in Portland, has some pictures of Matt in their "Full Bar Opening Night" album on their Facebook page. Matt recently mentioned that Pondo, the owner, gave the Roloff kids free tickets to the Portland Timbers game.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=202808&id=61426413487

45 comments:

Laura said...

Congratulations Molly! They should be very proud. It's such a relief when your child does well in school! :)

Erin said...

Molly is the Roloffs hope for the future.

Greg said...

It's too bad the Matt and Amy only had one girl out of the 4. Matt and Amy managed to do something right with the girl, but when it comes to raising boys...all bets are off!

Jocelynn said...

Molly is the bright light in the family for sure. I love that picture of Molly too.

Dawson said...

Everyone would like to have a daughter like Molly. Congrats!

Dana said...

I disagree with Erin and Greg. Good grades are positive. She should be congratulated.

Don't get carried away enough to say that she is the only hope for the family or the only good kid.

Grades do not make a person. Having better grades does not make one kid a better person than the other. Girls statistically do better in school than boys. It doesn't mean anything ore than that. As Matt has said before Jeremy, being successful in life is about more than your grades in a classroom.

I have been disappointed with Molly in Season 5. I've seen signs in her that concern me. She's gaining an attitude. She criticizes Matt and Jeremy. She called them selfish. I don't care what anyone says, I did not like the way she disrespected Jeremy when she singled out Zach out by saying "It's nice to have an older brother like Zach". She was egging Jacob on to act badly at dinner. He doesn't need any help.

I am glad she did well and more glad that Matt is proud, but don't get carried away. Jeremy is the one that will go places in life.

Congratulate Molly for her awards, but don't get carried away.

DJ said...

Awesome Molly! Is she raising herself ;-) I remember Matt and Amy laughing when they were talking about her good grades. They were in shock that someone so smart who does well in school could belong to them.

corsica said...

Molly is the backbone of this family--despite what a would-be "board nanny" has to say.

MOLLY will go places.

Craw said...

Dana, ITA. Molly is okay but her good girl routine wears thing.

Jeremy is the real deal.

Sheri said...

Corisca,

I beg to differ. Jeremy holds the family together, not Molly.

It took Amy a while, however, both Matt and Amy treat Jeremy with respect nowadays.

Jeremy is the buffer. He is the leader of the kids. Do you need a reminder who went on that uncomfortable walk on the cruise when Matt and Amy were having their dispute in their cabin? It was Jeremy.

Zach's life would be a shell of what it is today if God didn't bless him with Jeremy as a brother. Zach has admitted numerous times that he leans on Jeremy.

The only time Jacob looks happy is when he's in Jeremy's presence. Scholastic accomplishments aside, Jeremy is the backbone of the family. The family would fall part without him. I believe that is one of the many reasons why God protects him from harm.

However, I think it's wonderful Molly received awards. Matt and Amy have every right to be be proud. Just remember, school grades are not the only reason why parents are proud of their kids.

Brandon said...

Well said corsica.

Judy said...

For the most part, I think Molly and Jeremy both are great kids. It's Zach and Jacob that are the problems.

corsica said...

Hey, Sherri, thanks for the laugh. God does protect the weak willed and weak minded.

Be happy in your delusions.

Tim said...

Why is it that something positive posted about Molly ALWAYS devolve into a discussion about this Jeremy's awesome awesomeness?

Hey, guess what, this kid is not awesome at all. If he wasn't on TV each week, he'd never stand out in a crowd.

The braniac that claims good grades and school isn't everything, that may be true to some degree, but it's a guarantee that without good grades and an education, you won't amount to much. Is this the story of your life?

I don't think anyone here wants or needs a lecture about God and religion either. Dana, are YOU God's representative on earth that you speak for him? The God I was taught about doesn't much like bigots and hateful people. This is what Jeremy's showed to the world and what you see on that show is total BS. It's staged.

Johanna said...

Craw, Dana and whoever else prays to Jeremy at night. Get a grip on life. Please? Or get a life. One of the two.

I'm a Jeremy fan, but Molly definitely has it together. She's a great kid. She has never caused trouble, like Jeremy, gotten bad grades, like Jeremy, had a scandal, like Jeremy and been mean, like Jeremy. He may have done all this in the past, and matured, but still you can't fault molly at all. She's done nothing!

It's okay to like Jeremy and I think a lot of people bash him for stupid things, but you guys take it to an unhealthy level. You have to understand that he really isn't the best thing ever. He's good looking and can be very charming, but he has a lot more flaws than Molly does. Take it down a notch, girls.

Rap541 said...

" Do you need a reminder who went on that uncomfortable walk on the cruise when Matt and Amy were having their dispute in their cabin? "

Do you need a reminder on who was at the house supporting the family when jake and Mike were at the hospital after the trebuchet and who "needed to be with his friends" and went to the movies?

Lil hint - the "leader of the kids" wasn't anywhere to be seen

Who made a point of supporting Zach at international competition despite acknowledging that it was a little boring but Zach was family?

lil hint - not "the leader of the kids"

When Matt intentionally screwed Amy over for the BVI trip - who was the one who stated to the camera that he had NO IDEA why there was a problem?

Do I need to give a little hint about who the sensitive, empathetic one was? The one who supported *the family*?

When the going gets tough Jeremy runs off.

Joanne said...

Congratulations Molly on your achievements! Amy and Matt should be proud. Love the Roloff family!

Anonymous said...

Leave it to some people to turn this into Jeremy. Molly is 10x the person Jeremy will ever be. Who cares if she has a bit of an attitude, shes a teenage girl. 10-15 years from now, Molly will be the success in the family, SHE has worth ethic, obviously. Funny how Jeremy gets all the praise for just holding balloons or "helping" his dad (Even though his dad pays him to do anything for him) but when Molly gets these honors, its not that big of deal? ... Jeremy cult strikes again!

M said...

That's great for Molly. I wouldn't call her disrespectful... She calls it like it is. Matt and Jeremy were being selfish. She did the right thing calling them out. She's closer to zach so it's no wonder she thinks it's cool to have an older brother like him. Jeremy full of himself if it doesn't deal directly with him he's going to think twice about doing it.

Brokenwing said...

Wow. I didn't know Molly had such a supportive fan club. I like that, but it's sad that people don't give Jeremy the same amount of respect that they give Molly. I rarely see people bash Molly like they do Jeremy. Is it because Molly is a girl? People feel they should be nicer to her, but with Jeremy, they don't care about his feelings or his reputations?

I don't recall people rushing to congratulate Jeremy and using it as a reason why he would be a success in life when he made the B Honor Roll.

I'm not blaming Molly, only wishing and wondering why people don't show Jeremy some of the same respect they give Molly.

Rap541 said...

Maybe its because Molly actually earns some of her praise? Sure seems like she earns the "works hard and gets good grades in school" praise.... poor Jeremy who failed in math, gosh maybe *he* should have gotten an award for Molly's accomplishments since he's the older brotjher and the focal point of the family so all accomplishments of his siblings are really Jeremy's?

Molly got academic awards, so lets be sure to praise *Jeremy* for his hard work and effort! Good job Jeremy! You are the reason Molly does well in school so you deserve the praise! After all, after goofing off in high school, you managed to pull off a B in your last semester of high school and didn't get accepted for college anywhere but the community college that kinda had to take you since you are over eighteen!

Is that better Brokenwing? Is Jeremy getting his proper respect now?

Shadow said...

Maybe because 1) Molly has been smart enough not to make derogatory comments about other nationalities/races publicly, 2) there are no hushed up stories about Molly's drinking, smoking, wild behavior, etc., 3) Molly has consistently gotten good grades and doesn't luck into things like honor roll for ONE semester by virtue of taking easy classes senior year, 4) Molly actually works regularly (well, supposedly, anyway) by running the online store for the farm, 5) etc., etc., etc. Just sayin'...

NJC said...

"Jeremy is the one that will go places in life."

He's 20, lives at home, and doesn't work. If he's going some place shouldn't he have at least shown signs of packing by now? :-)

Rap541 said...

Perhaps Molly has earned more respect?

Perhaps she doesn't have the rep of calling people racist names with no remorse?

Perhaps there's a difference between being a consistent academic success and failing and strugging to pass all thru high school until one's final semester where you pull a B average and end up attending a community college because - to quote Jer-Bear - he was lazy?

I mean, we could all give Jer a great big thumbs up for Molly's grades since he's the focal point of the family and therefore her success is do to *his* effort and brilliance.... Would that make you feel better, Brokenwing? If Molly's accomplishments and hard work were all due to the love of Jeremy?

After all, Jer-Bear is the one who did the work and earned those grades, right? Oh wait.... in tenth grade - the grade Molly's in - instead of honors he was in summer school because he tried sooooo hard, he failed. Praise him for failing! :)

Good Job Molly! It's obvious you worked hard and have a good head on your shoulders and are taking advantage of the priveledge that school is.

Em said...

LOL @ NJC Good one :)

Judy said...

Brokenwing, I think it's due to Jeremy being more out-going. He is more out there. Molly is more private and isn't on the show. Jeremy provides more entertainment and more storylines for the show. People who are risk takers are more likely to be criticized.

I did not interpret Matt's comments as a put down of Jeremy or that Molly is his favorite. He simply is a proud father due to Molly's performance at the awards banquet. Parents can be proud of their kids in different ways. Matt is equally as proud of Jeremy for his ability to operate equipment, his creative side and his photography skills.

Matt is such a good father he even attempts to be positive about Zach though Zach doesn't show him respect. There is not much he can say about Jacob besides wording the truth softly.

Let us remember that Matt knows better than anyone that while good grades are something to be proud of it, they are not the sole indicator in determining where a person will end up in life.

Ashley said...

Yay Molly!

Matt and Amy must think to themselves "Why can't the boys be like her???"

Rap541 said...

"Let us remember that Matt knows better than anyone that while good grades are something to be proud of it, they are not the sole indicator in determining where a person will end up in life. "

Let us all remember as well, that NJC just made a very valid point. Matt, to give him credit, at 20 was out working his butt off to be a success. Jeremy is concerning himself with getting enough proper outdoor playtime as he's still just a boy with no job and no plans.

At what point does Jeremy actually have to earn his "he's gonna do great things"?

Because his sister is already exceeding his meager accomplishments and people are whining that he's not being praised enough for his...

So what exactly are we supposed to be praising this 20 year old child who is in community college because he didn't have the grades to do better, is living at home because its easy money and easy to do, and who has never held a job DaddyMatt didn't get for him and supervise him at?

AussieMum said...

How the heck people can even 'like' Jeremy is beyond me.
Sheri- you have problems. And you definately are no christian.

Sharron said...

That Molly is a great girl. I knew she was the gem of the kids.

David said...

Tim, I couldn't agree more with you. You hit the nail on the head.

mythoughtis said...

I belueve the topic was Molly and her award ceremony? Congratulations to Molly. No reason to meantion any one else named Roloff here.

Anonymous said...

Molly looks good compared to Jer, but there is so much people don't know.

Molly and her friends are just as rude and disrespectful to fans of the show as the twins and their friends. They call fans that like the show losers, creeps...

Molly is as spoiled and as disrespectful as the twins.

She drives a Nova, takes a fabulous vacations everywhere she wants and she insults the fans. Molly is so wonderful? No way.

Anonymous said...

Zac is a great kid he coached my son's soccer and if you asj me he has the skills and patience of a top coach he will go far!

Expressed said...

Anon @11:44, that's cool that he coached your son's team, but it surprises me. Zach actually had coaching skills and patience? It didn't look like it from the practices they've showed on tv. He seemed impatient and most of his coaching was playing himself. I thought he looked more like he was just trying to show off to the little kids to show how good he was.

It's good you were pleased.

Rap541 said...

Expressed, perhaps you should take into account that you've seen perhaps 20 minutes total of Zach's coaching and are not witness to his day to day improvement?

I mean, for all the talk that the show is highly edited and we should never take say... Jeremy staring numbly at a computer screen and walking away from college defeated by the registration process as an indicator in any way that Jer isn't raring to go and totally capable....

But Zach's *initial tryout* as a coach wasn't stellar so he'll forever be judged off those few minutes as impatient and showing off?

Jeremy spends five minutes on a boat trip on a yacht pulling ropes, and he's forever "deeply interested in being a ship captain and smartly questioning and learning and completely disciplined in sea work"....

Someone says Zach is doing a good job coaching - they must be lying.

I bet if someone anon said Jeremy did a nice job coaching their kids, you'd be "Yes! See that! Jeremy is awesome!" and not pulling the "well its good you were pleased but all evidence on the show indicates Jeremy isn't even interested in coaching and isn't very patient with young kids so you must be exaggerating" (and btw, I don't consider it a flaw but what I have just said is true for what we see of Jeremy on the show)

Anon people say something nice about Zach? Must be exaggerating, can't be really true or honest.

Anon people say something nice about Jeremy? Always true. No one ever exaggerates about Jer!

People see Zach do something less than awesome on the show? Zach will always be crap, the show never lies, editing never comes into play. There's no hope that Zach would ever improve his performance. If he does something poorly on camera, he'll always be that poor. Always.

People see Jeremy do something less than awesome on the show? Jeremy is the victim of editing, he's really excellent at whatever task he just did poorly, and he's head and shoulders above everyone, he'll show you all. Jeremy messes up while driving (we've seen three seperate car incidents now) - he's an *excellent driver*, its all editing and he's not at fault ever.

I love how any time something negative is said about Jeremy its always a lie, and everytime something positive is said about Zach... it can't possibly be true.

But people aren't putting Jer-Bear on a pedestal, oh noes :)

Expressed said...

You're being ridiculously argumentative again, Rap.

I did not say and I don't think the Anon was lying. I think what my sentence said...I'm "surprised" to hear that a parent thinks he is a good coach. "Surprised" does not mean "You're lying"...

Based on my impression of Zach, I think he coaches soccer because he is obsessed with soccer and loves to play. As he gets older, the only chance to get on the field comes when he's coaching kids, and I had the impressed that was part of his coaching style. I also have the opinion that Zach doesn't have a very patient personally.

If you didn't have those impressions, woot woot, good for you Rap. But those were my opinions of Zach and coaching. That's why I was "surprised" (surprised, not accusing the person of lying) that a parent feels Zach is a good coach of their kid.

Rap541 said...

Check what you wrote - and ask yourself whether you wanted to give the impression you believed the poster or not.

And honestly, you are missing the point. You have seen how much of Zach coaching? His initial try out, and some long shots where his hearing issue was mocked. Yet, when I raise the editing issue, bless us you have an opinion and you have the right to say you know better than someone who may actually have a kid in Zach's class because you've seen the show and you have the right to your opinion! And ol Rappy et al better hesh and not say boo since saying "Its my opinion and I have the right to say it!" means no one can disagree.

Now remember this when Jeremy is defended with "its the editing and you only see highly edited stuff" - because you have just shot down that arguement when it comes to Zach.

So why is Jeremy different?

Oh right... everyone who meets Jeremy and doesn't have a positive opinion is a physically ugly liar who wasn't good enough for Jer and should have understood they weren't worthy. Or they are jealous liars. And if the show shows Jeremy doing something questionable - like quitting and going home when changing class got too hard... well, thats a highly edited moment and people who form opinions of Jeremy based on a highly edited show are of course wrong. Their opinions are NOT ok, and they do NOT have the right to sully Jeremy James's reputation.

But Zach? You saw him coach for possibly fifteen minutes from a year ago when he first started so that highly edited footage makes you an expert, and things like people actually saying they have kids in Zach's class (or the not as obvious fact that Zach still has a job there after a year)well... Your opinion is that he must suck so....

See how that works? And how its never allowed when its Jeremy? If I expressed "I'm surprised Jeremy was described as pleasant because my impression of him is that he's unkind"... are you gonna be "Woot woot! Everyone's opinion is valid! Good for you Rap!"

Or are you gonna point out I am wrong and here's why?

Think about it.

Now when Jeremy stares numbly

Expressed said...

Oh whatever Rap. I said my opinion. I think any reasonable person can understand it.

Rap541 said...

Yeah, you made it pretty clear that that you know Zach from watching a highly edited show and have no problem judging him accordingly. This will be pointed out when you and your buddies cry about how Jeremy isn't to be judged by what people see on a highly edited show.

Anonymous said...

Talk about "getting carried away," Dana look in a mirror.

ric said...

to those of you who consider it your "duty" to publicly put in your two cents of judgment on others (whom with you most likely have no actual relationship or concern for) i suggest finding inner happiness and a life assessment :-)

Rap541 said...

Ric, isn't your comment in itself you judging those people? :)

Cookie said...

Ric ~ Didn't you just do exactly what you're chastising the other reader/writers of this blog for doing? You're telling us basically to mind our own business since we don't know the Roloff's personally but yet your compelled to tell us/me (and I don't know you)to find some inner peace and assessment and stop judging people we don't know.

Ric. Do you see the irony in your statement?

Megan B said...

@ric, you have just won the prize for the most self-referential internet post of all time!