Teacher’s Class Gets Perfect Scores On AP Calculus Test For Fourth Year
Students and staff at St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, Colorado are celebrating after an entire class earned a perfect score on their AP Calculus exam. And as if that isn’t impressive enough, it’s teacher Iswari Natarajan’s fourth consecutive class to score all fives.
Students in her class this year knew that her three previous classes at the all-girls high school had a perfect track record, so they were nervous of the expectation to keep the trend going. But their teacher prepared them well, focusing on establishing relationships and encouraging them to push their academic limits. Natarajan says, “It’s all about building confidence.”
The students worked hard to ace the exam and credit their teacher with helping them achieve success. “She gave us the problems at a level that was much harder than they are supposed to be, and she didn’t tell us,” explains Audrey State, a student. “For the student to be dedicated to the subject, and be able to excel in it, the teacher has to really love what they are teaching.”
Source: CBS Denver
Good Samaritan Flies Family Home From Costa Rica
The Lopez family was on vacation in Costa Rica when their three-year-old son Axel was injured and got a cast on his leg that prevented them from taking a commercial flight back home to Minnesota. Their options were limited because medics told them it could be six to eight weeks before his cast was removed and a special air ambulance would’ve cost them $40,000.
But when fellow Minnesotan Wes Converse heard about their story, he wanted to help. And being president of Red Wing Aeroplane, he had the resources to do it. A private plane was reconfigured to accommodate Alex’s needs and was flown to Costa Rica to bring them home … at no charge.
“I just felt because it was someone right in our community, we had our resources to help them,” Converse explains. “It felt like the right thing to do.”
Source: CBS Minnesota
Bus Driver Helps Blind Man When Construction Changes His Route
Gene Hubbard lost his sight to diabetes, but he’s been getting to and from work on the bus in Milwaukee for 20 years. He knows his regular route well, but road construction changed it and threw him off course.
Thankfully, Gene has Thaddaus Turner, an MCTS bus driver looking out for him. Another passenger recently snapped a photo of Turner helping Gene across the street so he could navigate those orange construction barrels and get to his destination safely. A video from inside the bus shows the young driver pull over and let the blind man take his arm to find his way.
And it turns out Turner isn’t the only one. Gene says when he has asked, many other bus drivers have helped him make it home safely. He adds, “I just can’t say enough about all the bus drivers.”
Source: Fox 6 Now
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