The Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics Junior High Math Competition was held recently on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College. On March 3, students from surrounding district schools traveled to the campus for testing. Northwest math instructors Susan Leake and Jennifer Hale coordinated the event.
Luke Zhang of Oxford, son of Hui Xiong and Yaoxin Zhang won first place in the 7th grade category. He is a student at Oxford Middle School. Second place in the 7th grade category was captured by Kevin Park of Oxford, the son of Hyunjoo Seong. Park is also a student at Oxford Middle School.
The first place winner in the 8th grade category was Jackson Flowers of Olive Branch, son of Stacy Reeves Austin and Merle Flowers. He is a student at Northpoint Christian School. Edmund Doerksen of Oxford, son of Robert Doerksen and Yo-Cho Chen, was the second place winner in the 8th grade category. He is a student at Oxford Middle School.
According to Charlotte Alexander, division director of mathematics, the students were first tested at their individual schools, and the four top scorers from 7th and 8th grades were sent to Northwest for the district level test.
“We are always excited to have representatives from the area junior high schools compete in the district level competition here at Northwest. The teachers who train these young math scholars are to be commended for a job well done,” Alexander said.
Pictured: Northwest Mississippi Community College’s Division of Mathematics recently sponsored the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Junior High Math Competition on March 3 on the Senatobia campus. Students from the Northwest district participated in the district-level competition. Pictured are (l-r) Kevin Parks of Oxford Middle School, second place, 7th grade; Luke Zhang of Oxford Middle School, first place, 7th grade; Jackson Flowers of Northpoint Christian School, first place, 8th grade and Edmund Doerksen of Oxford Middle School, second place, 8th grade. (Photo by LaJuan Tallo)