I've mentioned how Adam loves his Fish and Game class at Boise High and how it has given him direction. Every year, his teacher takes two teams (one from the first year class and one from the students in their second year of the class) to a state-wide Envirothon in Challis. The students compete in teams of 5 members on things like environmental awareness, wildlife identification, aquatic ecology, land use, forestry, and various other topics. Of the 170 students at the center where Adam takes his class, only 10 are chosen to attend the Envirothon.
Adam applied (as did every student - it's 3 days out of school in May!), and we hoped his GPA was good enough for him to attend. He found out Monday that his GPA is a 3.0! Now that may not sound great to some, but for Adam, he had decided that every class was a burden and couldn't understand why he needed to know history when it wasn't going to be of any use to him later in life. He's worked so hard to improve his GPA this year so he can get into college to become a Game Warden and his hard work paid off.
He was told yesterday that he's been chosen to go to Challis. His teacher class has won 3 out of the last 4 years, and if they win, they'll be traveling to Canada to compete in the North American Envirothon!
I'm just so proud that he's discovered a direction and is working to hard to achieve his goal. I'm one proud mama...