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Five local students ace national math competition
Ten more earn honorable mention status
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Courtesy Photos: Riley Wood (left) and Luke Divers, students at Boones Mill Elementary, are two of five Franklin County students to receive National Honor Roll status for the Spring 2014 Noetic Learning Math Contest.
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Monday, May 19, 2014


Five local students earned National Honor Roll status at this year's Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC).

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

Those students include Atom Love, a second-grader at Callaway Elementary; Camden Elliott, a third-grader at Dudley; Forrest Moorman, a third-grader at Windy Gap; Luke Divers, a fourth-grader at Boones Mill; and Riley Wood, a fourth-grader at Boones Mill.

NLMC is a national biannual math contest given by Noetic Learning for students in second through sixth grade. The purpose of the contest is to inspire young students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math.

The contest took place April 10, and participating students were given 45 minutes to solve 20 math problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences. 

Franklin County had nine participating elementary schools, as well as sixth-graders at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Those schools include Boones Mill, Burnt Chimney, Callaway, Dudley, Glade Hill, Henry, Snow Creek, Sontag and Windy Gap. 

Franklin County also had 100 students who earned National Honorable Mention status for scoring in the top 50 percent across the nation in their grade level.

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

"I am once again pleased to have our students competing and performing at such a high level across the nation," said Jodie Robinson, gifted and talented coordinator.

Teachers in any public or private school are encouraged to register their students, Robinson said.

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

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