ECMS celebrates Imagine Math! 1st place finish

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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A bunch of Escambia County Middle School students danced like they didn’t even care.

They had good reason because they were celebrating their accomplishments in a Do Math! Pay It Forward celebration on Jan. 17.

The assembly was held to honor those students who finished in first place during the competition in November 2019.

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The contest lasted from Nov. 1-29, 2019, and included schools and classrooms with eight-plus active students that are utilizing the Imagine Math program.

The contest included classrooms averaging five-plus passed math lessons per active students in the class. The top school with the highest average think points donated per student to the Alabama Food Bank Association received awards.

“You guys have been doing awesome with math,” an Imagine Math official said. “Those high figures are for a reason; you should be proud of yourselves and the school.”

In November, 99 schools, 469 classrooms and 12,000-plus students participated in the competition.

Top classes and students at ECMS were honored for their success during the competition.

The classes and students included:

• The Crowder 403 class

• The McKey 4 class

• The S. Wilson 401 and 406 classes

• Keondre Grissett, 55,000 think points

• Ciara Banks, 60,000 think points

• Kennedy Porter, 70,000 think points

• Jamarion Silar, 75,000 think points

• Jabarie Knight, 80,000 think points

• D’onteLashey Barron, 45,000 think points

ECMS completed 5,400 math lessons, 178,000 completed … and 3.5 million math points.

Math points accrued at ECMS were turned into a monetary donation to the Alabama Food Bank. The middle school compiled $702 for the food bank.

Alabama Food Bank Public Relations Official Beth Finch said during the assembly that the money donated will help provide 1,400 meals to children across the state.