Nearly 150 students from 13 schools participate.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, thirteen middle schools from around the state participated in the 18th annual Middle School Math Competition, hosted by the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA). Students competed in Individual and Team Competitions throughout the day.
Teams consisted of no more than twelve students and included representatives from each of the schools’ best and brightest pupils. The tests did not follow a set curriculum. Instead, students were tested on their ability to draw from the math concepts they already knew. The tests covered algebra, geometry, and other areas of mathematics.
The overall winner of the event was Caddo Middle Magnet. Subsequent winners were: 2nd place, Cope Middle School; 3rd place, Ruston Junior High; 4th place, Sterlington Middle School; and 5th place, Natchitoches Magnet.
In the individual tests, top placing students were:
1st, Andy Minagar of Caddo Middle Magnet
2nd, Nhi Dao of Caddo Middle Magnet
3rd, Cal Alexander of Caddo Middle Magnet
4th, Maeve Chmielews of St. John Berchman’s Catholic School
5th, Landry Pyles of Ruston Junior High
In the team tests, the winners were:
1st, Caddo Middle Magnet, Team A
2nd, Cope Middle School, Team A
3rd, Natchitoches Magnet School, Team A
4th, Natchitoches Junior High School, Team A
5th, Caddo Middle Magnet, Team B
Other schools that participated in the event were Pitkin Junior High, Choudrant Junior High, Grace Christian School, Rusheon Middle School, D’Arbonne Woods Charter School, and St. Mary’s Catholic School.