MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School softball team, buoyed by the continued return to health of junior starting pitcher Jess Gipson and a balanced attack, picked up a much-needed win on Thursday, 8-6 over visiting South Burlington.
The Tigers led, 8-1, when Gipson, making her first start after returning from a shoulder injury, left the mound after four strong innings.
No matter how you look at it, the fact that Vermont ranks fifth in the nation in per pupil spending in public schools is good news. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that Vermont spends $15,175 per pupil in public schools compared to the national average of $10,499. At the top of the heap is New York, which spent $18,126 per pupil in 2009. The District of Columbia was second at $16,408; third was New Jersey ($16,271), and Alaska was fourth at $15,552.