One local group of students took learning math to a whole new level.
Students from Sampson Middle School and Clinton High School participated in the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Eastern Regional Math Fair Competition March 10 on the campus of East Carolina University. A total of 76 students from Stephanie Carter, Terri Richardson and Amanda Byrd’s classes participated.
Students competed in three separate categories. The categories were broken down by grade level. Students in fifth and sixth grade competed against each other, students in seventh and eighth grade competed against each other and all high school students were in the same category.
Projects followed the precise rules of the competition such as class projects must involve a majority of the students in that class and individual projects involve one or two students only. All of the students’ projects were pre-registered prior to the competition so that they would be accepted. During the judging, each project was represented by the students that created it.
Placing during the competition were:
5th-6th Grade — RayShaun Williams, third place and Marlee Johnson, honorable mention
7th-8th Grade — Alyssa James, second place and Robbie Altier and Alex Gomez, honorable mention
9th-12th Grade — Olivia Sessoms and Sarah Sarp, first place, Jenna Mitchell and Rick Daughtry, second place and Reagan Barefoot and Jackson Glover, third place
Students who placed in the regional competition will advance to state competition on Friday, April 28 on the campus of North Carolina School of Science and Math.