6th-9th graders excel at LSMSA’s 22nd annual math competition
On Thursday, November 16, 224 6th-9th graders from 17 schools statewide participated in the 22nd Annual McGrath Math Competition hosted by LSMSA’s Math and Computer Science department.
Top Winners of Team Test:
Caddo Middle Magnet Team A
Caddo Middle Magnet Team B
Natchitoches Central High School Team A
Cope Middle School - Team A
Sterlington High School - Team A
Top Winners of Individual Test:
Aiden Zhao, Caddo Middle Magnet
Brian Han, Caddo Middle Magnet
Pravir Radadia, Caddo Middle Magnet
Alison Key, Natchitoches Central High School
Top Student on Individual Test from Each School:
Caddo Middle Magnet – Aiden Zhao
Church Point Middle – Connor Matte
Cope Middle School – Noah Harkins
East Ouachita Middle School – Lillianna Rose
Grace Christian School – Morgan Huffman
Griffin Middle Academy – Ter'Larrnee Newson
Lakeview Jr Sr High – Carlie Spears
Natchitoches Central High School – Alison Key
Pitkin High School – Emerson Pollard
Poland Junior High – Aubrey Hebert
Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics – Nathan Stephenson
Sterlington High School – Bailey Mills
Sterlington Middle School – Vashnavi Morampudi
St. John Berchmans Catholic School – Kate Kerney
St. Mary's Catholic School – Jacob Thibodaux
Southfield School – Kingston Adams
Participating students could not be enrolled in or have previously taken Algebra II or any higher mathematics course. The competition consisted of individual and team portions, with unlimited students able to take the individual test, and a max of 12 students from each school participating in the team competition. Exercises in each contest came from Algebra, Geometry, and other areas of mathematics, but not from any specific curriculum, with questions designed to challenge students to draw from their knowledge of mathematics and to think logically, synthesize concepts, and solve problems.
LSMSA, who is ranked a World’s Best Boarding School by Fortune magazine and whose faculty is ranked #1 statewide and #5 nationwide, is a tuition-free, public high school for high-achieving rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a nominal room and board fee to cover housing, meals, and campus activities. The LSMSA Foundation offers assistance for families in need to ensure no eligible student is denied the school’s 40-year legacy of a premium college-level living/learning experience.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.