Peña Wins District AMC-8 Competition

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Sydney Jo Peña of Liberty Memorial Middle School took top honors in the District’s American Mathematics Competition for students in grades 6-8.

Awards were presented Wednesday in the Liberty Memorial Middle School Gymnasium. The contest was open to students in grades 6-8 who received recommendations to compete from their teachers, counselors and/or administrators.

AMC is the longest-running and most prestigious math contest in the United States. AMC-8 provides students with opportunities that foster the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and positive perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics.

Certificates were presented to all students from the district’s three middle schools who took part in the competition.

The award was the second for Peña in five days. She finished in first place in the Los Fresnos CISD Spelling Bee held Jan. 26.

After Peña, other students who received trophies included:

Second Place (tie) Kailey Lei, Resaca Middle School and Hunter S. Thompson, Los Cuates Middle School
Third Place (tie) Francisco Quintero, Zeke Mark Rios, Eros S. Cruz and Alexia M. Arredondo, all from Los Cuates; Mariah Perez, Liberty Memorial and Ethan Iracheta, Resaca

Ninety students from the three middle schools competed.

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