(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Students in the SPS branch of Mu Alpha Theta recently competed in the Mu Alpha Theta convention held in Bator Rouge to compete against other schools and test their knowledge.
The competition began Thursday evening with a round of “games” that were actually math challenges in disguise. On Friday, in addition to two more rounds of games, students competed in area tests (tests built around specific interests) and individual tests in whatever section of math the students entered in. Finally, Saturday was reserved for elections and awards.
Twenty-one students competed in Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus, Puzzlements, and Statistics against thirty-three other schools in the state. In the area tests, Trey Paine placed first in Algebra II and Ben Broussard placed fourteenth. Additionally, Adam Smith placed first in Trigonometry. In Functions, Noah Savoie placed sixth and in Puzzlements, Cole Chitwood placed ninth. In Statistics, Josh Devier placed second and Andrew Norlin placed eighth. In the individual tests, Ben Broussard and Trey Paine placed eighth and thirteenth, Jonathan Bertucci placed nineteenth in Calculus year one, and Andrew Norlin took eighth in Calculus year two. All in all, the wolves competed well and took eighth overall and fourth in quality sweepstakes.
“A wonderful time was had by all. Our boys were well-behaved and respectful to all, a true sign of success.” Mrs. Jordan said in respect to how the students competed.
The three day event was a full of opportunities for students to socialize and show off their math skills.