Saint Leo Helps Put A Spotlight On Math Skills

December 06, 2012

The students assembled outside the facility after the competition with Dr. Jacci White (seated, far left second row) and Dr. Jaime Barrera (standing, on right) of the mathematics faculty.A group of middle-school students from around the Tampa Bay area visited University Campus last month to take part in the November American Mathematics Competition. The competition was created by the Mathematical Association of America to foster enthusiasm in mathematics, and to encourage children to continue studying math in high school.

The participating students took the test in one of the modern computer laboratories at University Campus.George Bentley of Tampa achieved a perfect score.Saint Leo was the only college or university on the west coast of Florida to host the 40-minute test, which was held in one of the computer laboratories in the new home of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business. The students assembled outside the facility after the competition with Dr. Jacci White (seated, far left second row) and Dr. Jaime Barrera (standing, on right) of the mathematics faculty. George Bentley of Tampa achieved a perfect score on the test, and will be awarded a Certificate of Distinction. For more information on the spring competition, which will be open to older students, contact Dr. Jacci White at jacci.white@saintleo.edu.