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11 students make national honor roll in math contest
The youngsters scored in top 10%
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Courtesy Photo: Dudley Elementary had four students to earn National Honor Roll status during the Fall 2013 Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC). The students, from left, are Emily Florio, Camden Elliott, Alexis Teeter and Abe Ahrens.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Ten elementary schools and the middle school in Franklin County recently participated in the Fall 2013 Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) with 11 local students bringing home National Honor Roll status.

National Honor Roll students scored in the top 10 percent across the nation in their grade level.

NLMC is a national math contest given by Noetic Learning. The purpose of the contest is to inspire young student's interest in math and convey the message, "It is COOL to be good at math."

The contest took place Nov. 11 and participating students were given 45 minutes to solve 20 math problems.

"Franklin County had 10 participating elementary schools, as well as sixth-graders at Benjamin Franklin Middle School," said Jodie Robinson, gifted and talented coordinator for Franklin County public schools.

Participating elementary schools included Burnt Chimney, Boones Mill, Callaway, Dudley, Glade Hill, Henry, Rocky Mount, Snow Creek, Sontag and Windy Gap. 

Those achieving National Honor Roll Status include:

•Third grade: Emily Florio (Dudley), Evan Carwile (Windy Gap), Alexis Teter (Dudley) and Camden Elliott (Dudley). 

•Fourth grade: Maddie Brown (Burnt Chimney).

•Fifth grade: Bailey McNeil (Boones Mill), Stefan Knott (Burnt Chimney), Abe Ahrens (Dudley) and Kaylee Meador (Boones Mill).

•Sixth grade: Liam Heaslip (BFMS) and Tristan Pendleton (BFMS).

Franklin County also had 136 students given National Honorable Mention for scoring in the top 50 percent across the nation in their grade level.

The Franklin County public schools GATEWAY program sponsors the Noetic Learning Contest for the schools that are interested in participating.  

"We are thrilled to have so many students receiving this outstanding recognition for their math skill performance," said Robinson.

To learn more about Noetic Learning or to view the list of award-winning students, visit

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