Hard work adds up for Sikeston fifth and sixth grade students
SIKESTON -- Several Sikeston students placed in a recent math competition and will compete in regionals next month.
Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade students along with students form the district's three elementary schools attended the qualifying math competition round Feb. 20 at Southeast Missouri State University. Fifteen Sikeston fifth and sixth graders participated, and 14 will advance to regionals April 2 on the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau.
Twenty individual awards were handed out per grade level; Sikeston's sixth graders brought home 15 ribbons, and the fifth graders brought home seven ribbons.
Sixth grade overall scores were awarded to: Hilal Hussain, first place; Wes Jackson, second place; Raghad Alkilani, third place; CJ Posey, fourth place; and Ellie Noe, fifth place.
Brandon Burton placed first in fifth grade overall scores.
Sixth grade sprint event winners included Hilal Hussain, first place; Raghad Alkilani, second place; Wes Jackson, third place; Ellie Noe, fourth place; and Zoe Robison, fifth place.
Fifth grade sprint event winners were Brandon Burton, second place; and Baden Hackworth, fifth place.
In the sixth grade target event, placing were CJ Posey, first place; Wes Jackson, second place; and Hilal Hussain, third place.
Brandon Burton earned first place, and Asa Douglass placed fifth in the fifth grade target event.
In the sixth grade number sense event, Hilal Hussain placed first while Raghad Alkilani placed fourth. In fifth grade number sense event, Baden Hackworth won first place, and Kharis Andrews won third place.
In the team event, students are grouped into teams of four to compete with each other. All grade levels compete together in this event. Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center won three of the five ribbons in this event as well.
In the team competition, Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center teams were awarded the following: Emma Qualls, Raghad Alkilani, Hilal Hussain and Wes Jackson, first place; Brandon Burton, Cooper Wooley, CJ Posey and Kaleb Evans, second place; and Baden Hackworth, Khans Andrews, Ellie Noe and Zoe Robison, fifth place.
Matthews Elementary, Southeast Elementary and Lee Hunter Elementary each sent seven students to participate in the competition.
At Matthews Elementary, Lucy Lin will advance to regionals.
Southeast students, Lillian Bloomfield, fourth place; Parker Jackson, third place; and Nathaniel Ryan, second place, qualified in the sprint event.
Two students at Lee Hunter, Jax Lancaster and Abigail Deshaney, received awards and will compete at regionals.