Students (left to right) are James Miller, Savanna Sandor, Allyssa Standifer, Parker Benson, Nicole Tijerina, and Ryan Tijerina. In back are coaches and sponsors Gary Stuart, Neal Stellpflug, and Cassandra Rogers.
PJH Students Placed at State Championship Math and Science Meet
Six Paris Junior High School students competed in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Championship meet at the University of Texas, San Antonio on April 16. Parker Benson, James Miller, Savanna Sandor, Allyssa Standifer, Nicole Tijerina, and Ryan Tijerina obtained qualifying scores at the regional competition in order to advance to the state level.
At the state competition, seventh graders Parker Benson and Ryan Tijerina placed 3rd and 4th respectively in Calculator Applications. In addition, Parker Benson placed 14th in Mathematics. They competed against students from their same grade level and school classification. There were over 2,900 students from 211 schools at the state meet.
This was the first year Paris Junior High students competed in TMSCA competition which promotes excellence in math and science through competition for students in grades 6 through 12. Their coaches and sponsors were Gary Stuart, Neal Stellpflug, and Cassandra Rogers.