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Braxton County 2024 Math Field Day Winners Announced

Braxton County Schools held their annual Math Field Day competition on February 6 for grades 4-9. Participants spent months preparing for the challenging event, and to be a finalist is an honor in itself, explained an organizer. After taking the written exam in January, students raced against the clock to compete against classmates across the county in areas such as mental math, combo, measurement estimation, and estimating computations.
The first local Math Field Day competitions were held biannually in 1972, through the efforts of Braxton County math teacher, Jerry Jackson. In 1973, several schools throughout the state were invited to join Braxton County students at the Armory for the first unofficial state Math Field Day competition. Currently, the state competitions are held at different college campuses, providing an opportunity for students and families to visit various colleges.
Organizers extended a special “thanks” to Community in Schools coordinators, Title 1 teachers, Board of Education members, and valued retired school employees for their assistance.
The winners of the Braxton County 2024 Math Field Day competition were:
4th grade – 1st Laney King – FRES, 2nd Gideon Maxwell – SES, 3rd Colten Davis – SES, 4th Fallon Belknap – DES and 5th Kyle Mitchell – SES
5th grade – 1st Silas Young – SES, 2nd Lexi Blankenship – DES, 3rd Adeline Lowther – SES, 4th Emily Short – FRES and 5th Brent Moyers – FRES
6th grade – 1st Chance Davis, 2nd Dane Hopen, 3rd Audrina Facemire, 4th Hunter Masuck and 5th Erica Townsend
7th grade – 1st Donaca Groves, 2nd Claire Duckworth, 3rd Max Clemento, 4th Abigail Bowman and 5th Kolton Cook
8th grade – 1st Natalie Garrett, 2nd Zach Putnam, 3rd Shayla Louk, 4th Avah Mollohan and 5th Alexander Dennison
9th grade – 1st Bailey McCallister, 2nd Lyla Keener, 3rd Audrey Duckworth, 4th Brynne Davis and 5th Savana Singleton
See additional photographice coverage on page 8 of this issue.