When I picked my son up from basketball practice the other night from Madison West. I noticed a few buses. I counted 8 buses. I asked my son ..
” Why are these buses here at this time of night? ” It was a little after 7 o’ clock. He said ‘ oh that’s the mathletes.” After talking with him a bit longer I found out there was a math competition going on at West that night and its a common thing for them to have competitions. I asked him if they the students from the math program that take part in this like being called ” mathletes.”
He said no one he knows minds it in fact the kids he knows on the math team like it. It was clear from talking with my son that the mathletes get just as much if not more respect than any ‘ athlete.’ . Because its true that with math not everyone can do it, either you are good at it or you are not.
Mathletes.. pretty darn neat!!!
I really like the fact that Madison West has more academic clubs than athletic programs.
Madison West has had some athletes go on to play in the N.B.A. and the N.F.L. but they have had many more kids excel and reach ‘ celebrity’ status because of their academic accomplishments than the athletic accomplishments.
Academics must come first.
Applaud those schools who put academics first.
( hint Evansville does not put academics first.)