Gold MedalIt’s certainly not the best way to encourage discipline, but sometimes getting an award for the effort is worth it.  Practicing for competitions should bring its own reward, just through the sheer improvement in skills and the internal knowledge that a “demon” was faced and beaten.  But, it does help to get the shiny medal to validate the hard work!  Portsmouth SDSS students were quite successful at the recent State Tournament…..lots of these shiny medals were taken home.