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Mickle Middle School math students earn highest awards in national competitions
Math Club members from Mickle Middle School achieved Gold Level Status, the highest level of recognition, in the National Math Counts Club (Non-competitive) Organization.
This honor required that at least twelve club members correctly answer more than 80 percent of the problems on a written test graded by the national contest officials. For this honor, the Mickle students earned a trophy and Math Counts banner. Twenty-one Mickle students assisted in the effort to earn the trophy and banner.
In addition, the Math Club students received a plaque for being the championship team in Division 3 of the SIGMA National Math Competition. Team score in this Division is based on a total of twelve scores (four scores from each of three middle school grades). Winning in this Division obviously requires a balance of outstanding scores at every grade level, not just one or two grades of outstanding students.
The strong team scoring benefited from outstanding individuals who earned pins for being in the top 1% (gold), 2% (silver), or 3% (bronze) of their grades against tens of thousands of other competitors from across the entire nation. Gold pin winners in 8th grade included Kaitlynne Janes, Rachel Jarvis and Logan Rezac, all of whom had perfect scores on the 40 problem contest. Bryson Cole also earned a Gold pin with a score of 36. Kaitlynne, Rachel, and Logan tied for the national eighth-grade championship with two students from Arizona and Indiana.
Seventh Grade Gold pin winners included Austin Gronewold, Olivia DeFord and Max Meyer with perfect scores and championship placings and Dawson Michel with a score of 39. Riley Kilzer earned a bronze pin with a score of 33.
Sixth Grade Gold pin winners included Taylor Morgan, who tied for the championship with a Florida student with her perfect score of 40. Allison Hearty was in a third-place tie with her score of 37 points, Kaylie Hill had a score of 36 and Hailey Davidson earned a bronze pin for her score of 32 points.
Other SIGMA participants included eighth-graders Pedrom Eckbal, Eric Hodgin and Logan Solis, seventh-graders Matt Harroun and Drew Ahlberg, sixth-graders Bretton Cole and Bryce Janes.
The Mickle Math Club students placed fourth in the SIGMA Competition during the 2010-2011 school year and came back with a goal of doing at least that well in the 2011-2012 National Competition. In addition to the SIGMA competitors, other students who helped secure the Math Counts awards included sixth-grader Katarina Miller-Andersen and eighth-graders Breanna Johnston and Logan Solis.
Published: July 10, 2012
Updated: August 31, 2012