WEST HIGH TAKES FIRST IN STATE MATH REGIONAL
The West Aurora High School mathlete team on Feb. 18 took
first place in the state regional math contest sponsored by the Illinois
Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Out of 10 events, West Aurora High School took first place six times and
second place twice. By winning the regional, the entire team has qualified
for the ICTM State Math Contest, April 22, at the University of Illinois,
The following is a list of team and individual finishes:
Algebra I Team (first place) -- Laura Blinks, Kim Huynh, Andrew
Nelson, Kiersten Stokes and Anna Wetherholt (first place individual).
Algebra II Team (first place) -- Ted Berg, Kate Butler, Andrew Moore
(first place individual), Alex Seymour, Steve Shoyer and Matt Tigges (first
Pre-Calculus Team (first place) -- Phil Beeler, Dan Brandt, Lindsey
Kosner, Brian Moy (second place individual), Ben Pierce (first place
individual) and Scott Zinzer.
Calculator Team (first place) -- Scott Zinzer, Matt Tigges, Alex
Seymour and David Skaggs.
Freshman-Sophomore 2-Person Team (first place) Joe Riddle and
Freshman-Sophomore 8-Person Team (first place) -- Laura Blinks, Amy
Fairgrieve, Andrew Nelson, Elizabeth Peterson, Joe Riddle, Kiersten Stokes,
Samantha Tyner and Anna Wetherholt.
Junior-Senior 2-Person Team (second place) -- Brian Moy and Kate
Junior-Senior 8-Person Team (second place) -- Ted Berg, Dan Brandt,
Zach Harris, Lindsey Kosner, Andrew Moore, Ben Pierce, Steve Shoyer and Matt
In other mathlete competition, the West High team took third place in the
Feb. 9 DuPage Valley Conference math contest. The following students were
named All Conference: Anna Wetherholt, Matt Tigges, Andrew Moore, Ben Pierce
and Lindsey Kosner.
On the national level, 13 West High mathletes have qualified for the next
round of the American Mathematical Competition on March 7. This is a
national math competition culminating in the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
Those students are: Brain Moy, Michael Berg, Andrew Moore, Alexander
Seymour, Kate Butler, Lindsey Kosner, Jeremy Geelem, Benjamin Pierce, Steven
Shoyer, Aaron White, Elizabeth Peterson, Matthew Tigges and Scott Zinzer.
JEFFERSON, WASHINGTON STUDENTS APPEAR IN OPERA
Student choruses from Washington and Jefferson middle schools will appear in
adaptations of Rossinis opera, The Barber of Seville, on Thursday, Feb.
The professional company Opera for the Young will present fully staged
productions of the opera at 9:30 a.m. at Washington and 1:30 p.m. at
A chorus of students from each school will appear onstage, performing right
alongside OFYs professional artists, which includes a local cast member,
Chuck Wolter, in the role of Count Almaviva.
Based in Madison, Wis., OFY is an organization that tours schools each year
with operas adapted especially for young people. In addition to professional
singers and musicians, students appear on stage in chorus and cameo roles
and also help design the production sets and costumes.
Further information about OFY is available at
STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE Technology
Nicholson was chosen out of over 200 applicants to join
110 schools statewide to participate in the TECH 2006 Students for the
Information Age event on Feb. 16 at the Illinois State
Capitol Building in Springfield.
Shannon Yaney and Natalie Torres -4th graders from
Michelle Arrocenas class, demonstrated for the public and elected members
of the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives, how technology is
being used in the classroom to improve achievement. Shannon and Natalies
Photo Story autobiographies were well received. Armed with digital cameras
and microphones, they documented their trip to Springfield with another
Photo Story created in front of curious fellow presenters, Sen. Edward Petka
and Rep. Linda Chapa
State Rep. Linda Chapa
LaVia visits the Nicholson exhibit
Entering the job force without a strong foundation in
information-age technology is not an option for todays students.
Understanding computers and related tools is a requirement, even for
entry-level jobs, and computer literacy is essential for further education
and advancement in almost every academic sphere.
Shannon and Yaney effectively showed how theyll be using technology in
their future careers. Senator Petka told them, Youre hired!
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