The Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics Junior High Math Competition was held on the Senatobia campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College. On March 20, students from surrounding district schools traveled to the campus for testing. Northwest math instructors Susan Leake and Jennifer Hale coordinated the event.
Seventh grade winners were Noah Lee of Southaven, son of Melissa and Jeff Lee, Northpoint Christian School, first place, and Vincent Wang of Holly Springs, son of Tommy and Cindy Wang, Marshall Academy, second place.
Eighth grade winners were Jesse Taylor of Olive Branch, son of Pam and Scott Taylor, first place and Reagan Forsythe of Byhalia, son of John Forsythe and Michelle Forsythe, second place. Taylor and Forsythe are both students at Northpoint.
According to Wayne Ferguson, director of Mathematics Instruction, 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.
“It is a pleasure for Northwest to host outstanding students from area junior high schools each spring for this district-level competition,” Ferguson said. “It is exciting to see how talented the students are and to witness their enthusiasm. The teachers who are training these gifted mathematics students are to be commended.”