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Malta Bend youngster nearly aces first big math test

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chase Wise waits patiently for the Malta Bend courtwarming ceremony to begin Friday, Feb. 1. He was selected by the Student Council to participate in the ceremony. It was the second big honor recently for the kindergardener, who also scored very well on his first standardized math test.
(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
At a time when student achievement news at area schools is often mixed at best, one young Malta Bend kindergardener has given his family and school something to be proud of.

Chase Wise, 6, took his first standardized math test recently, and he only missed two questions. That put him in the 95th percentile of students nationwide, according to his mother, Angel Wise.

"He did very well," Superintendent Charles Marcum said. "We're proud of him."

So is his family.

Chase's father, Charlie Wise, said he was a bit surprised when he learned about the results, but he noted his son does seem to like school quite a bit.

"He shows a general interest in everything school related," he said. "He seems to like it a lot."

He said Chase didn't really seem to be very impressed with the test results until he was recognized for his achievement during a school assembly.

"It was a pretty big deal," Charlie said.

Mathematical prowess notwithstanding, Chase seems to have typical priorities for a youngster his age. When asked what he likes best about school, he didn't hesitate.

"To play," he said.

Math is fun, but nothing beats recess.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com

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Congratulation Chase! You have a great future and you come from a great family! Charlie & Angel must be very proud. But, I know that your Grandmother is so very proud!

-- Posted by salinemg on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 5:19 PM

Community journalism at its finest. Nice ending Eric.

-- Posted by SayleenCounty on Wed, Feb 6, 2013, at 4:58 PM

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