Mu Alpha Theta Hosts Algebra I Bowl
Mu Alpha Theta (MAT), the mathematics honor society at Northeast
Alabama Community College, recently hosted an Algebra I Bowl on
campus for students from DeKalb, Jackson, and Cherokee Counties.
Parents, sponsors, students, and guests were treated to
refreshments provided by the Mu Alpha Theta sponsors and
officers.
Students took a written exam, with the highest overall score
earned by two students: Patrick Monroe of Pisgah High School and
Sinh Nguyen of Plainview High School. These two students tied
with 26 of 30 correct answers and two of three correct tie
breaker answers. The 200809 Mu Alpha Theta Officers presented
each student with a cash award to be applied toward the purchase
of a graphing calculator, a certificate, and a bag of M&Ms
(because Math Matters). Section High School was
recognized as the school with the most participants and their
students were presented with a new TI83+ graphing calculator
from Mu Alpha Theta, valued at one hundred twenty dollars, for
the school’s math department.
While the students took the exam, parents, sponsors, and guests
were treated to a college prep presentation conducted by Tonie
Niblett, Dean of Student Services, and Winnie Yates,
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Services.
Coordinators of the Algebra I Bowl are the 200809 Mu Alpha
Theta officers and sponsors: Haley Pittman (president),
Francisco Manuel (vice president), Maria Juan (secretary), Mike
Fann (parliamentarian), Greg Millican (sponsor), and Sharon
Totten (sponsor). Newly elected 200910 officers also assisted
with the event: Morgan Justice (presidentelect), Katelyn
Hatfield (vicepresident elect), April Ivey (secretaryelect),
and Bradley Mitchell (treasurerelect).
For more information on the Math program and MAT at NACC,
contact Greg Millican at 6384418 or 2286001, ext. 408, or by
email at millicang@nacc.edu.
At the Algebra I Bowl were (LR) Francisco
Manuel, Mu Alpha Theta Vice President; Patrick Monroe of Pisgah
High School, cowinner of highest score; Sinh Nguyen of
Plainview High School, cowinner of highest score; and Haley
Pittman, Mu Alpha Theta President.
