Ellis math team third in region

Published 9:29 am Thursday, May 18, 2017

William Ellis Middle School’s Math 2 students participated recently in a regional high school Math 2 competition at NCA&T State University in Greensboro.

The team took third place. Members were Zeb Chapman, Elizabeth Dorsett, Sadie Essic, Lauren Patterson, Anna Sloan, and Luke Stillson, coached by math teacher Steve Rareshide.

“This was a delightful group of kids to coach,” said Rareshide. “Many of the schools who participate in these types of competitions nowadays are math and science magnet schools, including several who traveled from Charlotte or Raleigh. We were thrilled that we were able to compete with them.”

The contests are sponsored by several universities throughout the state and the N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics. They are designed to stimulate interest in math among bright middle school and high school students through challenging tests. Each region sends its top students to the state level competitions.