Last spring we reported on some accomplishments of Sayan Das. One year ago, as a Westwood Intermediate School 5th grader, Sayan accomplished something more than a little bit incredible.
With the encouragement of his then-teacher Doug Cox, Sayan entered the online World Math Day competition on March 1, participating in the 8-10 age group. He did very, very, very well; he placed 1st in the nation and 14th in the world.
Thinking that was kind of fun, two days later Sayan entered the online World Spelling Day competition. He again placed 1st in the United States in his age category, and this time placed 6th in the world.
Fast forward: Sayan is now a 6th grade student at Westwood Middle School. In November of this school year, he received a call from U. S. Senator Al Franken, congratulating him on his world-class accomplishments.
Then, several weeks ago, he received a letter from the World Education Games organization (the new name for what was formerly called World Math Day, World Spelling Day, and World Science Day.) Sayan learned that he has been named Ambassador to the World Education Games 2012 which will take place...