Our middle school students were all over the state this weekend competing in different events!
State MATHCOUNTS Competition
Eighth-grade students Wain Guo and Shawn Walden attended the MATHCOUNTS state competition for Missouri. Wain came in 24th place - putting him in the top 25% of competitors! Congratulations to both Wain and Shawn on a job well done!
Our 3rd-6th grade Quiz Bowl team participated in their first tournament on Saturday in Columbia. This is the first year that 3rd and 4th grade have had the opportunity to participate, and they stood their own against other teams of 5th and 6th students. The team of Sydney Culbertson, Hannah Haar, Truman Gregg, Drew Clawson, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Elise Carter, Riordan Nash, and Cooper Riddle took 2nd place overall! This year's Quiz Bowl teams are the largest Oakhill has ever seen, and is led by Senora WalkerHolmes. The team will host their next tournament this Saturday at Oakhill.
Our debate team competed in one of their final scheduled tournaments! Griffin Gregg and Addie Kimmerle represented Oakhill at the Belton Middle School tournament on Friday, 3/1. There is one tournament left this season that the team hopes to participate in! Oakhill's debate team is coached by Mrs. Stripling and also includes Cole Southard and Mary Kimmerle.
Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
Oakhill had a strong showing at this weekend's MCTM competition. Students completed three events, two individual and one team. The competition is open to students in fourth through sixth grade. Oakhill's students have been meeting twice a week with Mrs. Scheidecker to practice since October. The following students will go to Maryville on April 6 to compete at regionals!
Fourth Grade: Sydney Culbertson, Serena Doumit, Callie Draut, Natalie Hall, and Andy Phung
Fifth Grade: Jude Beckham, Brady Fox, Tyler Johnson, GionCarlo Moreno-Mangum, Lucas Peterson, and Jack Wenenn
Sixth Grade: Gray Carter, Drew Clawson, Alexa Doumit, Ian Hamilton, Riordan Nash, and Lucy Rule