By Allen Hamrick
Over the past couple of weeks, students from elementary, middle and high school, grades 4 through 12, competed for the honor to represent their school and county at the Regional Math Field Day for Boone, Clay, Kanawha, and Putnam counties on February 28, 2023, on the campus of the University of Charleston. With a written test, mental math exercises, an estimation computation event and physical estimation questions, students showcased their math skills and earned bragging rights as the best math students that Clay County has to offer.
These boys and girls put a lot of thought and expertise on the table to bring home the trophy and to take math to the next level. Congratulations to them all!
Fourth grade results are: 1st place Colton Hersman, Clay Elementary, 2nd place Carson Brown, Clay Elementary, 3rd place Silas Corwell, Clay Elementary, Alternate Sophia Boggs, Big Otter Elementary.
Fifth grade results are: 1st place William Fields, H. E. White Elementary, 2nd place Jackson Cantrell, Big Otter Elementary, 3rd place Trenton Parker, Big Otter Elementary, Alternate Chloe Campbell, Big Otter Elementary.
Clay Middle School results are 6th grade 1st place Adam Canfield, 2nd place Alex Holcomb, 3rd place Autumn Rapp, Alternate Alex Jennings; 7th grade 1st place Gabe Shamblin, 2nd place Matthew Neely, 3rd place Cooper Collins, Alternate Daniel Roberts; 8th grade 1st place Sophia Berberich, 2nd place Brody Scarbro, 3rd place Adrian Davison, Alternate Shane Vaughan.
Ninth grade students representing Clay County High School are 1st place Luke Hill, 2nd place Jaxon Brown, 3rd place Emma Hartshorn, Alternate Matt Shelton. The 10th – 12th grade team is comprised of Isaac Brown, Trey Lindenthal, Earle Boggs, Dylan McCumbers, Madison Paxton, Kirsten Woods, Claudia Vera, Evie Young, Mikia Bartsch, and Olivia Berberich. Best wishes to these students as they compete for regional honors. Go Math!