Recognized for their excellence in academics, Harlan elementary fourth and fifth grade students were presented with plaques and a small reception during a recent meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education.
“They competed at a district level and then advanced to the regional level where they were the regional champions,” said Superintendent C.D. Morton. “At the elementary school level you stop at the regional level and then in the higher grades you advance to the state level. To win the region is typically very hard to do.”
Morton said he wanted to recognize the students because they “represented Harlan Independents Schools very well.”
“On the district level Harlan elementary came in second place by one point,” said Morton. “When we moved to the regional competition, we beat 15 other teams by one-half a point to capture first place. Every point in every area matters.”
Morton went on to say, Shane Lindsey ranked second place and Jackson Huff came in first place in the math assessment area in both district and regional levels.
“Those are the highest you can get at the regional,” said Morton. “We also had Bryson Lee, who was tested in social studies and came in fourth place, Connor Dixon, in science assessment, who placed fourth and Briana Carr, who was tested in Language Arts and placed second. Our quick recall team also captured second place.”
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