Jeff returned from his state-wide competition on Saturday afternoon….with inconclusive news! Apparently this is what happened:
Jeff’s teacher saw the scores from the problem-solving component of the competition on Friday. Jeff and his classmate were guaranteed to place in the top six, just from those scores. [They had taken a written exam a month earlier, the scores being composited at the competition.] They were rather pleased with this outcome; even if they did not win.
When it came time to announce the placements on Saturday morning, something terrible went wrong. Jeff’s classmate won a respectable 4th place. So dear husband was prepared to be in the top 3. Third, Second…and first…but no Jeffrey! He was not called forward at all!
Thank God his teacher saw the preliminary scores, because he was up immediately to remedy the situation. Well, the head honchos couldn’t change the placements right then and there. The scores were “locked away” and not available until Tuesday. Hmmmm. Something strange is afoot at the Circle K.
So now Jeff and his teacher have to sort it out with the Skills USA folks this week. There is probably almost zero chance Jeff could have failed both the written and the practical applications parts of the competition. He is a winner in my book and should be with Skills USA!