This is tradition. To break the glorious tradition that is the hug at the award ceremony between the champion and runner up once the winner has been announced would be disastrous and unspeakably rude. So unspeakably rude that I won't even speak of it. Anyway. This hug usually consists of second-place person wrapping her arms around the first place who stands there in shock. It's great. The competition is over and now two friends are hugging and celebrating success and general awesomeness. I have been so blessed as to partake in this action. One time, my friend and I were both in finals and I kept looking at her and thinking, "Oh my gosh, is it going to come down to the two of us?" Guess what? It did! We were thrilled to death! We hugged in what was my favorite First and Second Place hug I've ever seen. You're homeschooled, and you like giving hugs. And winning. And hugs.