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2008-07-14 18:00:32

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Well-wishers kept telling John Westmoreland he was not sufficiently excited. When state grades were announced Tuesday, the school where he serves as principal, Ridgeview High, earned an A from students' 2008 scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, improving two grade levels from a C in 2007. The gravity of the accomplishment just took a while to sink in, he said. "I was really surprised. I thought maybe if we're lucky we'd get a B," he said. "It didn't...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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