CVHS students take top honors

Friday, April 27, 2007
These CVHS students took part in the recent State-Wide High School Mathematics Contest held at Martin Methodist College. Seven of the students came home with top 10 awards.

By Rhonda Poole

Marshall County

School System

On Tuesday, April 17, sixteen Cornersville High School students, accompanied by teacher Debra Crable, headed to Martin Methodist College in Pulaski to take part in the 51st annual State-Wide High School Mathematics Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association. By the time the young men and women loaded up to head back to Cornersville, seven of those students possessed top 10 awards.

Open to all public, private and parochial high schools in Tennessee, this contest saw hundreds of entrants vying for top honors in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. The following students from CVHS competed in the Algebra I and II and the Geometry categories:

Algebra I -- John Brewer, Laura Giles, Katie Pigg, Chelsea Hastings, Brittny Wheeler, Alex Wolaver, and alternate Ryan Armour;

Algebra II -- Savannah Cole, Summer Cole, Kayla Johnson, Marleny Romero, Adria White, and alternate Carter Underwood;

Geometry -- Tyler Cole, Jacob Crowell, Lindsey Spivey, Josh Lowe, Victoria Wolaver, and alternate Sara Barnett.

Taking home awards were: Algebra I -- Laura Giles and Katie Pigg, tied for 4th; John Brewer, 8th place; Algebra II -- Marleny Romero, 2nd place; Kayla Johnson, 5th place; Savannah Cole, 10th place; Geometry -- Jacob Crowell, 1st place.

The CVHS students participating in the State-Wide High School Mathematics Contest are in the school's Honors program under the instruction of Lauris Gillespie; Debra Crable coordinated the contest and assisted in test practice sessions.