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In late February 2008, MathCounts students from Goodnight Junior High and Miller Junior High participated in the Mathematics League Contest. The students took a math test during their regularly scheduled MathCounts time, and the students’ tests were sent to the state office by sponsors Cindy Garcia at Goodnight and Amanda Voigt at Miller. The results were recently released as: o In 7th grade, Goodnight Junior High finished 24th out of 75 schools that competed in Texas.
o Hamsini Sriraman from Goodnight and James Dix from Miller finished in the top 33 students in the entire state.
o In the 8th grade competition, Miller Junior High finished 23rd out of 71 schools.
o Marshal Hanzel from Miller finished as one of the top 38 students in the state, tying for 7th place.

According to Middle School Math Lead Teacher Sherri Stoke, the junior high students competed earlier this year in the American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8 ) which involved over 160, 000 students worldwide. The MathCounts chapter competition was held in February 2008 at the University of Texas in Austin. It included schools from the surrounding Austin area. “The students and sponsors have been working very hard all year long,” Stokes said.

By IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer

SMSICD Photo: James Dix (Miller), Hamsini Sriraman (Goodnight), Marshal Hanzel (Miller)

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