On October 9, top math students in third, fourth and fifth grades from Big Otter Elementary, Clay Elementary, H.E. White Elementary and Lizemore Elementary met at the Clay High School Auditorium to compete for prestigious awards in the annual Hugh Boggs Math Field Day.
Each year students compete within their schools to earn the right to represent at the competition to show who is best at answering oral computation questions as well as who is best with the written math questions.
Mr. Hugh Boggs was an educator for Clay County Schools for a great many years and felt that math skills were very important to the success of all students. His dedication to education and to mathematics is honored each year as the best and brightest math students from grades three through five meet to carry on his legacy and prove that math can be fun as well as challenging.
Third grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – Matthew Neely, Clay; 2nd place – Brook Cliver, H.E. White; 3rd place – Cooper Collins, Big Otter; 4th place – Brooklyn Morton, Lizemore.
Third grade written competition awards were: 1st place –Caiden Bryant, H.E. White; 2nd place – Gabe Shamblin, Big Otter, 3rd place – Kiera Davis, Clay; and 4th place – Skyler Taylor, Lizemore. Fourth grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – Simon Holcomb, Lizemore; 2nd place – Seth Robinson, Big Otter; 3rd place – Justin Nida, H.E. White; and 4th place – Dakota James, Clay.
Fourth grade written competition awards were: 1st place – Jaylyn Holcomb Lizemore; 2nd place – Brody Scarbro, Big Otter; 3rd place – Braylyn Adkins, Clay; and 4th place – Zander Ovellette, H.E. White.
Fifth grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – Shane Tracy, Clay; 2nd place – Jaxon Brown, Big Otter; 3rd place Ilyauna Evans, Lizemore; and 4th place – Caitlyn Boggs, H.E. White.
Fifth grade written competition awards were: 1st place – Luke Hill, Clay; 2nd place – Ember Chapman, Big Otter; 3rd place – Anna Johnston,H.E. White; and 4th place – Jakoby Nichols, Lizemore.
There is also a traveling trophy that goes home with the school with the most students placing at the top. This year, Big Otter Elementary and Clay Elementary tied in earning the right to house the Hugh Boggs Math Field Day trophy for the year. Congratulations to these boys and girls for all of their study and dedication. You are great representatives of both your school and Clay County Schools as a whole.