As a child, I scored well on tests regularly. I remember receiving letters from a congressman or some such person congratulating me. A few times I received a dollar in the mail from a newspaper that had printed some little article I wrote or a picture I made.
It was encouraging to me that 'someone out there' saw what I was doing. It was rewarding, and served to motivate me to continue working. ASAPH Teaching Ministry has initiated a program with those same objectives.
For the first time, ASAPH Teaching Ministry has awarded local students who achieve high marks in the classroom with a special ribbon. Three local schools have decided to participate in the program. The three top achievers for each grade will receive a shiny award ribbon.
Each marking period, the program will reward about 75 students who attain notable grades. They can work to 'keep' their position, and others can work to reach that position. We trust it will be a motivation for students to work harder and learn more, thereby preparing for a better tomorrow.
Missionary in Haiti.