By Allen Hamrick
On December 2, leading 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 coveted medallions in the annual Hugh Boggs Math Field Day. Each year, students compete within their schools to earn the right to attend the competition and prove just who is the best at answering oral computation questions and written math questions.
Mr. Hugh Boggs was an educator for Clay County Schools for a great many years and felt that math skills were of utmost importance to the success of all students. His dedication to education and to mathematics is honored each year as the best math students from grades three through five meet to carry on his legacy and prove that math can be fun and challenging.
Third grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – River Schoolcraft, Clay, 2nd place – AJ Bromelmeier, Big Otter, 3rd place – Preston Holtsclaw, H.E. White and 4th place – Vance Lynch, Lizemore.
Third grade written competition awards were: 1st place – Lyla Titus, Big Otter; 2nd place – Anniston Dorsey, Lizemore; 3rd place – Olivia Slater, Clay; 4th place – Grayson Caldwell, H.E. White.
Fourth grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – Silas Corwell, Clay; 2nd place – Silas Starcher, Big Otter; 3rd place – Jakeub Bird, Lizemore; and 4th place – Raiden Gould, H.E. White.
Fourth grade written competition awards were: 1st place – Carson Brown, Clay, 2nd place – Sophia Boggs, Big Otter, 3rd place – Mason Conley, H.E. White, and 4th place – Aubree Legg, Lizemore.
Fifth grade oral competition awards were: 1st place – William Fields, Clay; 2nd place – Jackson Cantrell, Big Otter; 3rd place – Jaylynn Adkins, Lizemore; and 4th place – Mason Hall, H.E. White.
Fifth grade written competition awards were: 1st place – Chloe Campbell, Big Otter; 2nd place – Mikila Childers, Clay; 3rd place – Marissa Atha, Lizemore; and 4th place – Mariah Murdock, H.E.White.
There is also a traveling trophy that goes home with the school with the most students placing at the top. This year, Clay Elementary earned the right by only one point 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.