Durham students celebrate straight As

Posted May 27, 2009

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— More than 200 middle school students from Durham earned straight As in the 2008-09 school year. As a reward, the students, in grades six through eight, got to eat lunch Wednesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and run the bases.

Bulls mascot Wool E Bull presented each student with a certificate to mark the achievement.


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  • celong May 29, 2009

    I agree the higher achieving children are being discriminated against when you look at all the monies going into the other populations. Our school is re-testing 80% of the students. The majority of the teachers here to a great job but nothing makes up for lack of parental interest, not doing any work outside of school and general lack of respect such a large portion of the student have for the adults. Your hands are tied somewhat with discipline issues, especially if they have an Exceptional Children label and that includes BED(Behavior). Wish we could get a Joe Clark type who could clean up some of the behaviors, but when you have a tough principal, then the parents complain how awful you've been to my little boy or girl. This is the same one they sing to the judge at juvie court how they nevverr
    have a problem with them at home.....Kudos for straight A's. Need more positive!!

  • oyid May 28, 2009

    that's what they get for straight A's? A lunch please! Give 'em something that they will always look at and know that uncompromising, hard work has SIGNIFICANT payoffs.

    How much does the State spend on propping up kids who don't achieve as much. Spend some of THAT money to truly reward the achievers.

  • LOC May 28, 2009

    Congrats to them..

  • ambidextrous cat May 28, 2009

    I wonder how many children there are in total? Two hundred is probably a low number. I'm not impressed with straight A's personally, because I know how simple basic classes are at many schools. If you're not taking honors or advanced courses you can go to sleep in class and make A's. Not that I know this from experience, I paid attention as a child because I was interested.

  • annemarek May 27, 2009

    A positive story at last. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!