Young mathematicians excel at annual math championship
03/05/2014 9:34 AM
03/05/2014 9:35 AM
High school students from surrounding schools flocked to the Weatherford College campus for the 12th Annual Coyote Area Math Championship Friday, Feb. 21, where they showed off their brain skills in pre-calculus and calculus.
Following individual and team tests, the students listened to Brent Hankins, a young professional who uses advanced math skills daily in his engineering career. A graduate of Stephenville High School, his former high school math teacher and current WC math instructor Delise Burrus introduced him to the students.
Hankins is currently employed at Peterbuilt where he develops electrical components to integrate into large big-rig style trucks, and he designs and builds concept vehicles. Burrus said introducing one of her former high school students was a special experience.
Following lunch, awards were presented to the top performing students. Teams received plaques while individuals received prizes including a TI 30X Scientific Calculator, Nikon Coolpix camera and a Nextbook 8-inch Android tablet. Plains Capital Bank underwrote the cost of the event including plaques, prizes and food.
1st - Weatherford High School: Hunter Fletcher, Bryant Huggins, Chris Walker, Sanu Khada
2nd - Stephenville High School: Becca Ford, Lauren Guiterrez, Reed Lemons
3rd - Brewer High School: Alexis Hill, Tammy Starr
1st - Hanging Wang, Peaster High School
2nd - Alexis Hull, Brewer High School
3rd - Hannah Wisdom, Glen Rose High School
4th - Trey Sexton, Glen Rose High School
5th - Christopher Walker, Weatherford High School
6th - Colten Clearwater, Azle High School
7th - Taylor Brown, Azle High School
8th - Brittaney Bartley, Peaster High School
9th - Austin Huffman, Poolville High School
10th - Marcus Gregory, Stephenville High School
1st - Trinity Christian Academy: Daniel Wigley, Luke Mauldin, Megan Metcalf, Payne Roewe
2nd - Brewer High School: Chris Baack, Nicholas Foley, Siva Palasingam, Tiare Hidalgo
3rd - Stephenville High School: Abby Cole, Andy Heflin, Sabi Shrestha, Shelton Stephens
1st - Siva Palasingam, Brewer High School
2nd - Daniel Wigley, Trinity Christian Academy
3rd - Nicholas Foley, Brewer High School
4th - Jarrod Bennett, Mineral Wells High School
5th - Robbie Serrano, Glen Rose High School
6th - Shelton Stephens, Stephenville High School
7th - Abby Cole, Stephenville High School
8th - Cody Conder, Trinity Christian Academy
9th - Payne Roewe, Trinity Christian Academy
10th - T.J. Savage, Azle High School