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Clark County R-1 7th and 8th grade students, under the direction of Susan Turpin, competed in the Northeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Committee online math competition. On the first day of the contest local students led 16 schools to become the first daily winner. After six days, 51 Clark County students swarmed the competition to win first place overall. We are most proud of the following students placing in the top 10 out of 871 students: Mackenzie Arnold 1st, Blain Lindsey 7th, Karcyn McKee 8th,and Robin Cooksey 9th. Another 18 students from CCR-1 Middle School placed in the top 50 of the entire competition.
The competition is part of a software program entitled Sumdog. The students compete in mathematical games such as Junk Pile and Street Racing. Correct answers and speed of the computation determine the rankings. Our school received recognition as well as subscriptions for 30 students and a deluxe version of Junk Pile software for all Clark County R-1 participants.
Mrs Turpin says its exciting to see students working in their free time at school and home to review and drill math and computer skills. Mrs Yancy has now enrolled her students and we can set up grade level contests as well as students playing against their classmates.