Justiss Elementary wins top prize in region academic competition
For twenty-nine days in February, 3954 schools and 602,081 students competed in the Lonestar Math Cup Regional Competition. After over 1 million hours, 3.5 million lessons completed, and 102 million math problems solved, the fourth annual Texas Lonestar Math Cup Regional Competition came to a close.
Justiss Elementary School is the 2016 Texas Lonestar Math Cup Regional Champion for Region 8. Students competed in the computer-based competition and solved 40,805 problems in over 34 math hours and earned 652,329 THINK points to accomplish the win. Students participated at school, during after-school programs, and at home.
The contest is sponsored by Think Through Math (TTM) as part of the Texas SUCCESS program. TTM representative Sarah Schapansky hosted an award assembly and presented Justiss with a $100 Walmart gift card, a Lonestar Math Cup Top Region Banner to hang in the school, and Lonestar Math Cup Certificates for top performing students: Quincy Johnson passed 66, Jacinto Ramirez 52, and Jayden Solomon 44. Classes of Maranda Mahon and Josefina Peralta’s homeroom had the most points.
Photographed from the left are top performers Jacinto Ramirez, Jayden Solomon, and Quincy Johnson with TTM’s Sarah Schapansky.