Foster Middle School's powerhouse Math & Science team was narrowly edged by Hallsville over the weekend at an academic meet in Atlanta, finishing in second-place by just a few points.

Foster earns 2nd at Math/Science competition

Thu Jan 19, 2017

Foster Middle School's powerhouse Math & Science team was narrowly edged by Hallsville over the weekend at an academic meet in Atlanta, finishing in second-place by just a few points.

"The Dragons did a spectacular job, bringing home a 2nd place trophy with a total of 3929 points, close behind Hallsville's 3961," said Christi Shobert, Foster 6th grade Gifted & Talented teacher.

Foster Principal John York echoed Shobert's praise, adding that the students accomplished these feats while also maintaining academic excellence in regular coursework.

"You look at how hard these young people are working at this level of academic competition, then you realize they're doing this in addition to their day to day classes," he said. "It really impresses you, and illustrate the high quality of students at Longview ISD."

Individual results in the top 10 are as follows:

Number Sense:
7th grade: 1) Aditya Jagarlamudi (328) 2) Nitya Jagarlamudi (202) 4) Iniabasi Ekpenyong (157)
8th grade: 3) Mario Diola (208)

Calculator:
6th grade: 3) Katelyn Clendenin (179)
7th grade: 2) Aditya Jagarlamudi (283) 4) Safin Chowdhury (247)
8th grade: 5) Alexandra Rojas (283)

General Math:
6th grade: 2) Luke Archer (63) 5) Abigail Hilton (56) 8) Reagan Hall (51)
7th grade: 1) Aditya Jagarlamudi (190) 2) Nitya Jagarlamudi (147) 4) Iniabasi Ekpenyong (139)
6) Brayden Strong (92) 8) Mason LaMaster (73) 10) Anthony Holyfield (69)
8th grade: 2) Mario Diola (176) 6) Harrison Lin (123) 9) Nicholas Goodan (113)

Science:
6th grade: 1) Cayden Tipton (124) 2) Christian Holder (117) 6) Leilani Mercier (89) 7) Soyemi Grace (89)
8) Grace Rucker (82)
7th grade: 3) Sterrett Waltrip (153) 4) Safin Chowdhury (145) 6) Neha Nirmal (133) 7) Nitya Jagarlamudi (131)
9) Iniabasi Ekpenyong (128)
8th grade: 4) Mario Diola (154)

Foster's Math & Science team will compete Jan. 28 at Pine Tree before the state qualifying meet Feb. 18 in Ore City. TMSCA State competition is set for April 22