Sikeston R-6 students earn regional honors, head to state
SIKESTON -- A record number of Sikeston R-6 students have qualified to compete in the the state math competition in May in Columbia.
Nineteen fourth through sixth grade students from Sikeston R-6 School District competed April 2 in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics 31st Annual Missouri Elementary regional mathematics contest at Cape Girardeau. Of those, 11 students qualified to compete in the state math competition which is May 21 at Columbia College.
Over 24 schools from the Southeast Missouri region attended, bringing a total of 120 students. Sikeston's students previously competed in the qualifying contest Feb. 20 in Cape Girardeau.
Students competed in number sense, sprint, target and team events and earned the following places:
-- Number sense event: fourth grade: Nathaniel Ryan, Southeast Elementary, second place; fifth grade: Baden Hackworth, second place and Kharis Andrews, fifth place; sixth grade: Hilal Hussain, second place; and Raghad Alkilania, third place.
-- Sprint event: fourth grade, Jax Lancaster of Lee Hunter Elementary, second place; and Lily Bloomfield, Southeast Elementary, third place; sixth grade: Wesley Jackson, first place; Raghad Alkilani, second place; and Hilal Hussain, third place;
-- Target event: fifth grade: Emma Qualls, third grade; and sixth grade: Wes Jackson, first place; Hilal Hussain, second place; and Raghad Alkilani, fourth place.
-- Team event: first place (state qualifiers): Raghad Alkilani, Brandon Burton, Hilal Hussain and Wes Jackson; and third place: Zoe Robison, Baden Hackworth, Cooper Wooley and Kharis Andrews.
-- Overall places per grade and state qualifiers include: fourth graders Jax Lancaster, second place; Nathaniel Ryan, third place; Lily Bloomfield, sixth place; and Parker Jackson, 10th place; fifth graders John Foley, fifth place and Emma Qualls, sixth place; and sixth graders Hilal Hussain, first place; Wes Jackson, second place; Raghad Alkilani, third place; and Zoe Robison, 10th place.