Showing their prowess in math and earning another Math trophy for Roosevelt Middle School, team members Bhumika Sood, Bisma Masudi, Daniel Gouge, Apoorva Ravichandran, and Ali Yamis placed 2nd in the 26th Annual Math Brain Bowl state competition for grades 6-8. Caelethia Clemons, math coach, and Crystal Varnadore, math department chair, accompanied the students to the competition in Orlando, FL and were pleased with the teamwork displayed in answering the problems. Last year’s team placed 3rd in the math competition. Another Roosevelt student, Marcus Sutton, placed 3rd in the Word Wizard event for 6th-8th grades.
Roosevelt Middle School is a Math, Science, and Technology school with magnet programs in Pre Medical, Pre Engineering, Environmental Science, and Technology. It is an A rated school and made AYP last year.
A business partner with Roosevelt Middle for many years, the Urban League of Palm Beach County Center of Excellence sponsored the RMS XFactor team on this all-expense paid trip to participate in Brain Bowl Competitions and National Achievers Society (NAS) Summit in Orlando, FL on Friday, March 25 through Saturday, March 26. Organized by the Florida Education Fund (FEF), teams were invited from 10 centers throughout the State of Florida to participate in History & Culture, Mathematics, Writing, and Word Definition competitions. Awards included scholarships to Florida colleges, cash prizes, and bragging rights.
The Urban League’s Center of Excellence also sponsored teams from other schools: two teams from Suncoast High (11th and 12th grade team placing 1st and a 9th and 10th grade team placing 2nd); HL Johnson Elementary (2nd and 6th in the Word Wizard); and Boca Middle (essay winner for Laws of Life). “The results are a testimony to what one can achieve through hard work, focus and dedication,” stated Marie Sanches, Youth Development and Education Director.
The Urban League of Palm Beach County has been at the forefront of youth education, community and health empowerment for the past 37 years and is the leading provider of comprehensive family services helping more than 15,000 people annually in the achievement of social and economic equality. www.ULPBC.org