Rector Students Excel in Annual Math Contest
Several Rector students had top finishes as the Arkansas State University’s Mathematics and Statistics Department, along with the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, hosted the 41st annual Northeast Arkansas Regional Math Contest last week. Dr. Amanda Lambertus, department chair, directed the contests.
About 140 students representing 14 schools throughout the region participated in the various competitions, which included algebra I, geometry, algebra II, trig/pre-calculus, calculus or statistics. Among the winners was a Rector student, while several others from RHS were also recognized.
Those who placed first, second or third have been invited to participate in the State Math Contest on April 27, in Conway. Participants in the state contest placing first, second and third in algebra II, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics will receive scholarships for $600, $400 and $300, respectively.
Among the regional winners was Jacob Holmes, of Rector High School, with a first place finish in Algebra II. Second was Annika Acebo of Jonesboro High and third went to Elise Knight of Valley View.
In the Geometry competition first went to Salma Abdel-Karim of Annie Camp Junior High. Third was Devin Brown, of Rector High School, and an honorable mention went to Maddox Trail, also of Rector High School. Among the top finishers were also Laura Johnson and Lane Stucks, of RHS.
First in Algebra I went to Isaac Koizumi of MacArthur Junior High, while Rector's Hailey Butler also had a top finish. First in Trigonometry-Pre-Calculus went to Riya Mittal of KIPP Collegiate High, with Rector's Zane McNeely earning a top finish. First in Calculus went to Matthew Sherman of Jonesboro High and first in Statistics went to Victoria Nichols of Nettleton High School.
Teachers for the Rector High School students include Amber Teager, Isaiah Ritter and Peyton Holcomb.