Congratulations to the student math team from Washington Junior High School who won overall second place and Hufford Junior High Team third place at the Joliet West High School Mu Alpha Theta Mid High Math Competition. Seven local junior high schools, including Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High Schools, competed in the contest. Students were judged in a variety of areas including fractions, formulas, geometry, trigonometry, and segments.
The seventh and eighth grade students on the winning Washington team included McKinzie Anderson, Jesus Avila, Joseph Awinongya, David Bottia-Forero, Raeann Burzawa, Charon Cage, Iyanna Daniels, LaNiyah Daniels, Andy Granados, Aaron Guzman, Kevin Guzman, Dalyssah Guzman-Calderon, Valeria Hernandez, Emma Hoffman, Angelina Juarez, Isaiah Kan, Julian Landeros, Jorge Martin, Jose Martinez, Kylian McKenzie, Natalie Pina, Audrey Rodriguez, Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez, Marco Sanchez, Makyah Stallings, Ruby Standfield, Derrick Vargas, and Mickey Webber. The team was coached by teachers Caris Duda and Annie Walker.
A group of Washington eighth grade students also scored first place in the group competition. Also winning first place ribbons were a seventh grade team from Dirksen Junior High for factors and an eighth grade Dirksen team for mental math. The meet was hosted by the Joliet West High School Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.