For the last 2 years he has missed straights A's by one letter grade each grading period. No matter what, he always ended up with one B on his grade card. Steve and I were always extremely proud of his effort but it bothered Max that he couldn't achieve that perfect score. The last nine weeks of this year, he decided to break the curse. He put in a lot of extra effort and was rewarded not only with straight A's for the 4th grading period but for the FINAL grades of the entire year! He pulled this off despite the fact that he plays on 2 baseball teams and had practice or games almost every night of the week. He is such a fantastic kid!