To participate, a student had to be currently enrolled in Algebra I. Schools could enter both Middle and High School teams, with all competing on the same level. The students were given an Algebra test to be completed in one hour. Based on their results, students could win prizes. The top 25 high scorers won $25 ITunes cards. The top three scorers also won scholarships of $1500, $1000 and $500. The top three teams won trophies.
While the students tested, the sponsors were treated to a campus tour to see all of the new changes to the University. After the testing, students and sponsors enjoyed a box lunch and listened to several speakers inform them about opportunities at the University. They were also strongly encouraged to pursue their knowledge and understanding of math because with a degree in math, they could do anything they wanted.
Mrs. Troell’s eighth grade and ninth grade teams attended and did an outstanding job. The eighth grade team won the second place team trophy behind Flour Bluff. Eighth grader, Tyler Mixon finished in third place overall and won the $500 scholarship along with a $25 ITunes card. His teammates Bella Chapa, Morgan Miller and Dylan Orr also won $25 ITunes cards. Taylor Thompson and Garrett Feist also helped win the team trophy.
The ninth grade team won the third place team trophy. Emily Ellison and Sarah Crawford won $25 ITunes cards and Ray Jones helped win the team trophy.
The students and Mrs. Troell had a good time, and hopefully, this will become an annual event for George West Math students to look forward to entering.