April 27, 2017
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Homeroom: High school math club creates opportunity for younger students

Students organize math meet for middle-schoolers



Area middle school students recently competed at a math meet hosted by members of Central High School’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, a national mathematics honor society for high school students.

For helping younger students showcase their abilities and for meeting the requirements for inclusion in Mu Alpha Theta, these Central students have earned this week’s Homeroom “School Standout” distinction.

To be eligible for membership in Mu Alpha Theta, student must be enrolled in at least three years of mathematics, maintaining a B average in mathematics.

The Central Mu Alpha Theta students wrote the contest questions, organized snacks and awards for the event, and proctored and graded the contest rounds.

Participating schools were Lake Geneva Middle School, Christian Life School, Bristol School, Trevor-Wilmot Grade School and Randall Consolidated School.

Sixth-grade individual winners: first place, Grace Lasch, Trevor-Wilmot; second place, Nick Argersinger, Bristol; third place, Arlen Palmen, Bristol.

Seventh-grade individual winners: first place, Zachary Blasiman, Lake Geneva; second place, Dom Rizzo, Lake Geneva; third place, Sydney Fontaine, Trevor-Wilmot.

Eighth-grade individual winners: first place, Jacob Loose, Randall; second place, Mikaela Wynhoff, Bristol; third place, Curtis Knaack, Lake Geneva.

Lake Geneva took the first-place team award. Randall came in second.

Gold Star

Randall School’s student council and veterans committee members get this week’s Gold Star for their effort to support the Canine Companions for Independence organization.

The group held two fundraisers to collect $1,000 for the organization, which helps provide a companion dog to veterans in need. They raised money by hosting a night at Culver’s and charging students $1 to bring a stuffed animal companion to school for a day.


n Wheatland Center School students collected 450 food items during the school’s annual food drive. The food was loaded on a school bus and delivered to the Twin Lakes Food Pantry.n Julie Eckhart’s marketing students at Central High School took third place in the nation in a fantasy football sports marketing competition. Teams were required to develop a ticket sales and sponsorship strategy. They were awarded a pizza party for placing in the top three.n The Salem School Garden Club recently completed its first project — construction of an ebb-and-flow nursery that it will use to grow seedlings. The club will sell some of the seedlings to raise money for future Garden Club projects, such as aeroponics towers and outdoor garden beds. The goal is to produce a bountiful harvest of produce for the Sharing Center next fall.

Contact Homeroom staff at homeroom@kenoshanews.com.


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