After only a handful of coaching sessions, students faced this experience with gusto and dignity. Once on campus, students were escorted to a nearby little-theater classroom, where they answered questions on two tests, the first in Math Concepts and the second in Problem Solving.
While Mr. Culbertson and I were proud of BRENDEN who received Honorable Mention for his performance on the Concepts test, we were especially impressed with the attitudes and behavior or all of Joplin's competitors.
It makes me proud to see our students know how to represent our school district with decorum and sportsmanship. I watched our students as they cleaned up after themselves, treated one another with respect, and accepted each other as peers (and I can't say the same for some other schools). Among some 375 competitors, our mathletes put forth a noble effort (All scored reasonably on the tests.) and made the day pleasant.
Our appreciation is extended to the parents who supported their children by attending the competition with them. Your involvement does not go unnoticed!
Now we look forward to our regional contest in the spring. Weekly tutoring continues, this Monday and Tuesday.