Calera High wins statewide math contest

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 28, 2008


Calera’s High School math teams recently participated in the Alabama Statewide Written Math Contest sponsored by the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alabama Association of college Teachers of Mathematics.

Calera’s teams competed in Division III, which includes 1A, 2A and 3A schools.

After the results of the test were compiled and compared statewide, this team had the highest team score in Division III for Comprehensive Math teams.

Comprehensive math teams must be able to solve problems from any discipline of high school math, including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus and calculus.

The members of this state championship team are seniors Leah Cofer, Jeremy Leskovisek, Lawrence Oldham, Whitney Waycaster, and juniors Garrett Hibbard, Jessica Jones, Megan Killingsworth, Christion Lynch, Brad McGlawn, Reischa Parker, Bailey Seabury and Karla Villanueva.

For three team members, Leah Cofer, Lawrence Oldham and Whitney Waycaster, this is their second state championship, as they won the Algebra II category in 2006.

Calera’s Algebra II team also had an outstanding performance.

They earned the second highest score in the state for Division III.

Algebra II team members are Febe Dimas, Alex Hawkins, Jasmine Holloway and Chris McKinney.