Every year since the second grade, the boys have had to take the STAR test (Standardized Testing and Reporting) at Discovery School of the Arts. Each year they have scored in the "advanced" section that proves they are well above average in Language Arts and Math. This, however, was the first year that they've given awards to the students who earned advanced scores in either Language Arts, Math or Both.
Tristen is not shown here receiving an award because he graduated Discovery (K-6) in June and now attends Encore Jr/Sr High but I feel it is honorable to mention that he scored advanced in BOTH Language Arts and Math (he would have received a medal for that!).
Seth, who is currently in the 5th grade, scored advanced in BOTH Language Arts and Math and earned himself a medal!
Seth's two best friends, Hunter and Kevin also received medals for achieving advanced scores in BOTH Language Arts and Math - they keep with good company!
Garrett, who is currently in the 4th grade, scored advanced in BOTH Language Arts and Math and earned himself a medal too but there's MORE...
Garrett also received one of only SIX trophies awarded to the fourth grade class for scoring a PERFECT 600 in one category - Garrett's is for Math! What a whiz!!!
One of Garrett's best friends and Tristen's best friend's sister (Garrett won't allow me to put that she is his friend on here), Elias & Emily, also earned medals for achieving advanced scores in BOTH Language Arts and Math!! What's that they say, "guilty by association?" - this time it's a positive influence! Good work young people!!
~notice Garrett could hardly take his eyes off his trophy~
We are so proud of all these kids (but especially ours *wink)!!