During a Facebook conversation, an internet friend mentioned how nice it would be if there were academic competitions as popular as sports.
I replied that there are popular academic competitions for those students who are interested and who usually have supportive parents that value an academic education.
The public schools may not hold academic competitions with cheerleaders and bleachers full of shouting, screaming fans but there are competitions and they’re recognized and the winners are honored by the school districts and schools the students attend.
In fact, the media often reports the results.
Most if not all students in many public schools probably hear about the chance to compete in these competitions in home room where teachers read announcements or from science and math teachers. Most kids will soon forget what they heard but those kids who are called “school boys” or “school girls” often stop at the teacher’s desk…
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