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Young Mathematicians Excel at Annual Math Championship

Young Mathematicians Excel at Annual Math Championship.

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.

“I remember, very well, the 17-year-old carefree, creative boy,” Burrus said. “He was so sharp he experienced boredom in AP Calculus AB. His presentation title, ‘When Am I Ever Going To Use This?’ fit his mindset while in my class, which was not a bad thing. As our visiting speaker for the WC Mathematics Contest, I witnessed a mature man talk about his career.”

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.

Competition Results

Pre-Calculus Division

Team:

  • 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

Individual:

  • 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 

Calculus Division

Team:

  • 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

Individual:

  • 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
12th Annual Coyote Area Math Championship Winners
1st Place Calculus 1st Place Pre-Calculus
1st Place Calulus winners 1st place Pre-Calculus winners
2nd Place Calculus 2nd Place Pre-Calculus
2nd Place Calculus winners 2nd Place Pre-Calculus winners
3rd Place Calculus 3rd Place Pre-Calculus
3rd Place Calculus winners