JC hosts MCTM Jr. H.S. Math Contest

ELLISVILLE – Jones College’s Math department along with the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics recently sponsored the district level MCTM Math Contest for Jr. High School students.  About 40 students from ten Pine Belt schools spent the morning working out various math problems to earn a spot at the state competition in April.

Clara’s Kyle Carney took first place amongst eighth graders, with South Jones’ Tressie Richardson earning second place honors. Seventh-grader, Lauren Hunter from Northeast Jones won first place and South Jones’ Kaitlin Ellis from South Jones won second place amongst all of the seventh graders competing. These students will continue competition on the state level on April 6, at Hinds Community College.