May 2, 2013

McClusky Math-letes compete at McLean event

McClusky Math-letes compete at McLean event

By RICHELLE PRESSER

Imagine walking into a gym full of over 40 students, thinking you’d need to strain your voice to be heard. You would not expect near silence, unless, of course, those students were competing in a written Math Meet. And that is just what you heard – nothing – and everything – at the same time while at the McLean County 5th and 6th grade Math Meet held at Turtle Lake-Mercer school on April 17.
There were seven schools com-peting in the meet held at the Ed Rath Auditorium of the Turtle Lake-Mercer School. The students came from Wilton, McClusky, Washburn, Underwood, Garrison, Max, and Turtle Lake. Each school was entitled to have a maximum of six students from each grade, along with one alternate per grade, though Max had a total of four students per grade.
Students were set up into two rows of tables; one for the fifth grade and one for the sixth grade. Each row contained seven tables, with each school sitting at its own table. The alternates were all seated together at one table.
There was a panel of scorers, which consisted of the Turtle Lake-Mercer seniors. Their job was to correct the tests of students from specific schools.


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