Local students win math contest
The winners of the 2011 American Mathematics Competition for Helena High School were recently announced at the end of the year mathematics meeting. In March the top 63 students at Helena High took part in this National Conference designed to identify those students excelling in advanced mathematics the nation.
This year’s 12th grade high school top student was Rebecca Harper. Second place went to Brian Rogge a 10th grader, and third place went to Julia Platt.
On the 10th grade test, the top student was Nick Thompson, with a tie for second going to a pair of freshman students Anna Snedeker and Samantha Moots.
Masons gives away bikes to children
The 2011 Public Schools Masonic Books Program was recently completed giving new bikes for third, fourth- and fifth-graders at 14 area schools.
There were 45 winners receiving bikes and helmets for their extra efforts in reading more books. The program is statewide with Masons spending nearly $180,000 for the bikes provided at 200 schools. In the Helena area there were 2,265 students participating at the 14 public schools, and Target assisted with the bike purchases.
Helena Lodge No. 3 and Morning Star No. 5 were chartered in 1866 in Helena, 145 years ago and have been in continuous existence since that date. Masons are a fraternity open to all men of good character. In addition, the group sponsors three youth groups, DeMolay for teen boys, Rainbow and Jobs Daughters for girls. Supporting public education through reading, one of the most important elements of education, is a principal of the Masonic organization.
The following students received bikes through the Masonic Bikes for Books program
Central School: third grade, Karlie Marrell; fourth grade, Jace Seekell; fifth grade, Robert Wetzel
Rossiter School: third grade, Kailey Logan; fourth grade, Sophia Sticht; fifth grade, Ashley Carlson
Clancy School: third grade, Kamiy Gondy-Cade; fourth grade, Samuel Williams; fifth grade, Dianna Rigby
Montana City School: third grade, Jadyn Bellander; fourth grade, Paul Schuele; fifth grade, Tristan Edmisten
Broadwater School: third grade, Kyler Thompson; fourth grade, Dawson Fayant; fifth grade Sierra Newman
Radley School: third grade, Logan Brown, Emily Cox; fourth grade, Trevor Godsey, Janell Swanson
East Helena: fifth grade, Doren Anderson-Wear, Kendall Perry
Four Georgians School: third grade, Reya Rieke; fourth grade, Caden Sammons; fifth grade, Tracy Ackeret
Hawthorne School: third grade, Nick Bubb; fourth grade, Molly Woodward; fifth grade, Rebecca Campbell
Bryant School: third grade, Victor Hinkle; fourth grade, Anthony Banagan; fifth grade, Kortney Brown
Jefferson School: third grade, Jillian Richards; fourth grade, Brady Grigsby; fifth grade, Elijah Harrent
Smith School: third grade, Andrew Fuehrer; fourth grade, Braeden Johnston-Miller; fifth grade, Tylee Petek
Jim Darcy School: third grade, John Fredrick; fourth grade, Riggin Greany; fifth grade, Blake Conn
Kessler School: third grade, Nolan Cunningham; fourth grade, Josh Mills; fifth grade, Parker Smith
Warren School: third grade, Divinity Dolecheck; fourth grade, Ashley Wade; fifth grade Samantha Scott
MSU Billings releases dean’s list
The following Montana State University Billings undergraduate students excelled academically during the 2011 spring session and were named to the dean’s list.
The dean’s list is an honor roll of undergraduate students who earn 12 or more credits which are not of a pass/no pass nature and who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better. An asterisk (*) denotes a 4.0 GPA.
Clancy: Lindsay Erickson; East Helena: Melanie Bock and Kathaleen Carrette; Helena: Bobbi DeMontigny, Kory Farrell, Sara Hill, Kara Hughes, Olivia Johnson, Amanda Kosorok, Katelyn Kovich, Adam Lenz*, Janna McBride*, Fallon Mindt, Clayleen Pipinich, TamiJo Ruether-Affor, Damian Senden, Amber Uzelac*; Three Forks: Cierra Myers.