Test a benefit to students

Published 10:33 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Whether we talk about academics, a job or even sports, results are almost always performance-based.

This is the case as well for the annual EDDY Test given by the Ironton Child Welfare Club. The top 25 percent of students in the sixth grade at Ironton’s public and Catholic schools are eligible to take the test. This is a great event for the community each year to highlight the hard work of each of the students.

For 56 years, the civic organization has administered the test to hundreds, if not thousands, of students in the Ironton community. Later this year, an awards banquet will be conducted for the top one-third of the students who take the test.

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In the end, the main reason for the event is to get our students to strive for a goal excelling in their education.

We commend the efforts each year of the Ironton Child Welfare Club to host this event and their commitment to the youth of our community.

The EDDY test has been around for more than five decades and has become a wonderful part of Ironton’s past, but more importantly, we hope that it remains a vibrant piece for the future.

Each student who takes the test will proudly talk about it for years to come, and showing that pride tells us all of the EDDY test’s worth.