County schools win local, state honors for math skills

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Tzouanakis Intermediate M.A.T.H. team placed second in their division at the recent local competition and fourth in the state overall.

South Putnam Central Elementary recently hosted 16 teams in the annual Indiana Association of School Principals' Regional M.A.T.H. competition, sponsored by Purdue and Indiana State Universities. Over 5,000 students in grades 4,5, and 6 from around the state competed in the 13th annual Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers competition on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

Several area schools competed in the competition, which is an attempt to focus on the importance of mathematics in upper elementary grades. The scores from the local regionals are then used to determine placement in the state level competition.

Tzouanakis Intermediate, which placed 2nd in Class Three, was also recognized at the state level, placing 4th in their division.

Central Elementary, the Class 2 champion, also placed 7th in the state.

Both of these schools will be awarded certificates honoring their top 10 finishes.

Regional Final Scores:

Central Elementary's M.A.T.H. team won its division at a recent M.A.T.H. competition and was seventh in the state.

Class 1 -- Sullivan Team One, Gold Medal, 20 points; Sullivan Team Two, Silver Medal, 17 points

Class 2 -- South Putnam Central, Gold Medal, 24 points (State Top 10); Rosedale, Silver Medal, 21 points (tie break winner); Fillmore, Bronze Medal, 21 points; Turkey Run, 20 points; Farmersburg, 19 points; Montezuma, 18 points; Reelsville, 18 points

Class 3 -- Dixie Bee Elementary, Gold Medal, 27 points (tie break winner); Tzouanakis Intermediate, Silver Medal, 27 points (State Top 10); Rio Grande, Bronze Medal, 20 points; Bainbridge, 15 points

Class 4 -- Mill Creek West, Gold Medal, 23 points; Roachdale, Silver Medal, 19 points; Mill Creek East, Bronze Medal, 6 points

Complete results can be found at

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