Twenty-two students from MPHS recently competed in the 2018 High School Math Contest at Texas A&M University – Texarkana. Students were able to compete in the areas of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus, based on the subject area in which they are currently enrolled. There were 81 contestants representing 10 high schools at the contest. MPHS walked away with the Highest Overall Performer award as well as 5 of the 15 places that were awarded.
Senior Jose Liera was awarded the Highest Overall Performer and also received 1st place in Calculus. For those accomplishments he received a $500 scholarship to TAMU-T and $50 for 1st place. Junior Sam Pearson won 1st place in Pre-Calculus and received $50. MPHS Geometry students, all freshmen, swept their event with Mary Kait Heeren winning 1st place and $50, Taylor Hubbs 2nd place and $30, and Katie Ochoa 3rd place and $20.
Participation in this event was made possible by a grant from the Mt. Pleasant Education Foundation.