Maybe the rules should be rethought?
My seven-year-old stepson Kai was pretty honked off a couple of days ago. See, Helen's church has a scholarship program meant to encourage the kids in the church to do well in school; and if you manage to do at least as well each semester as you did the semester before, then you win a 300-RMB scholarship ($50).
Well, Kai came in second in his class in this semester's exams. There are three exams, and his scores were 100, 100, and 99.
But he didn't get the church scholarship...because last semester, you see, his scoress were 100, 100 and 100.
I am told that reconsideration of the rules is underway...