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Mrs. Angie Gilbreath, Mrs. Cheryl Hufstedler,
and Mrs. Sheila DeShazo, took twenty-four of
their students to the MathFest Competition held
on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the State
Convention Center in Little Rock. The
twenty-four students were chosen because of
their outstanding achievement in Mathematics.
Each grade level competed for an hour and half
answering a variety of math questions. There
were a total of 1,500 students, from the state,
who attended the competition. **
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Each student was placed within
their grade level and given ten tickets to carry
throughout the competition. The students were
given one problem at a time. If the student
answered a questioned incorrectly, they had to
surrender a ticket. When a student had
surrendered all of their tickets, then he/she
was eliminated from the competition. As the
competition continued, the students were given
math problems that were above their grade
level. As many of the students had to walk away
from the competition, the Sloan-Hendrix Math
Team was standing strong. Eventually, each
grade level had only 15 – 20 students left.
These students were each awarded a medal and
earned an invitation to the Regional Math
Competition which will be held in Atlanta,
Georgia in March.**
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All of the students competing
received a participation ribbon. The following
students attended the competition and received
participation ribbons: Josh Stephens, Claire
Causbie, Brittney Murphy, Marlie Hufstedler, and
DJ Rojas (5**^{th} Grade), Aley Thielemier,
Caitlin Waddell, Jamie Zimmerman, Sidney Miles,
and Autumn Doney (6^{th} Grade), Sarah
Lamb and Amber Swartzlander (7^{th}
Grade), and Bailey Medley, Bethany Medley,
Ashlyn Hayes, and Cody Anderson (8^{th}
Grade).
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Landon Gilbreath (1**^{st}
Grade), Kandyce Clay (5^{th} Grade),
Jade Hickman and Nathan DeShazo (7^{th}
Grade), and Chris Swartzlander and Whytney Caton
(8^{th} Grade) walked away from the
competition with a medal and an invitation to
the U.S. Regional Math Competition.
**
Mrs. Angie, Mrs. Hufstedler, and
Mrs. DeShazo would like to express how proud
they are of their students!! “Our Math students
did an awesome job in the competition and we are
extremely proud of them. They ALL represented
Sloan-Hendrix very well!”** |