Education: East Central second, Saint Mary’s third in Sixth Grade math competition at Berry. Group exploring college prep school here says no for now.

Education: East Central second, Saint Mary’s third in Sixth Grade math competition at Berry. Group exploring college prep school here says no for now.

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Saint Mary’s Catholic School’s Sixth Grade math team won third place at the Berry math competition on Thursday. SMS photo.

 

The Fall Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Feb. 8. Fourteen sixth-grade teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County); second, East Central Elementary School (Rome), and third, Saint Mary’s Catholic School (Rome).

The top individual student winners were: First, Brendan Strickland from East Central Elementary; second, Emily Lin from Heritage Middle School; and third, Owen Tollett from Heritage Middle School.   

Participating schools included:  Armuchee Middle School (Floyd County), Berry College Middle School (Mount Berry), Chatsworth Elementary School (Murray County), Coosa Middle School (Floyd County), Dade Middle School (Dade County), East Central Elementary School (Rome), Gilmer Middle School (Gilmer County), Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County), Jasper Middle School (Pickens County), North Heights Elementary School (Rome), Pickens County Middle School (Jasper), Saint Mary’s School (Rome), West Central Elementary School (Rome), and West End Elementary School (Rome).

Berry College hosts the competition to promote and encourage mathematical excellence. Several Berry students and mathematics faculty worked with the event. Dr. Martha Tapia, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, is the faculty supervisor for the event.


Hometown update: College prep school group not moving forward. The group that was examining a new private school in Rome/Floyd County announces that it “has decided that we will not pursue starting a University Model School at this time. We thank all those who gave us their time and information while we investigated this possibility.”
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