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.