St. Patrick students succeed at MATHCOUNTS

Four students represented the Class of 2024 and Class of 2023 during the MATHCOUNTS competition last week.  A school-level test was administered to all students in the seventh and eighth grade classes to determine the students who would represent SPCHS.

Jade Agler, Thomas Owen, Ainsley Kate Thriffiley, and Ryan Roth achieved the highest scores in the classes. In total, 15 schools participated in the regional competition held at William Carey University. Both individual and team competitions were held. The top two teams and top four individual move onto the state competition in March.

Jade had the number one individual score out of 150 students, and Thomas placed number four out of the individuals!

MATHCOUNTS is a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate 6th, 7th and 8th grade students’ interest and achievement in mathematics. Approximately 100 schools send student mathletes to participate in nine regional competitions held throughout the state every February. Winners progress to a state competition held in Jackson in March, and the state’s top four junior high math students progress to the national competition held in May.

“All four members of our team performed admirably, and I am beyond proud of these students. They work hard every day in the classroom, and as a teacher, I am thrilled to see this evidence of their learning. Having two of them advance is incredible, and I am excited to see what we do at State!” 

Dr. Meredith Casey