Henryetta Middle School students were the center of attention for their scholastic abilities this past week.
The 12 are all members of the middle school academic team and were recognized at the Henryetta school board meeting.
stem students"This is the smartest group of kids I have had in my five years of teaching," Krystal Rogers told the board. "They are dedicated and awesome."
Rogers introduced the students: Keaton Lollis, Avery Cook, Quinton Story, Weston Thomas, Emily Smith, Austen Macaluso, Trevor King, Tyler Sisson, Tamra Smith, Skylar Thomas, Riley Floyd, Neecie Gillin, Dalton Pemberton, Avery Miller, Grant Holder, Emily Payne, Ashton Mosco, Kasedi Gobin and Lottie Johnson; reading off their list of achievements this school year.
One of those students, Tyler Sisson, was the winner of the Ida Nell Fox award at Preston after scoring the highest math score out of 12 schools.
He, along with Lollis, Macaluso, King, Tamra Smith, Pemberton, Miller and Thomas, will be competing in the Tournament of Champions at El Reno in the coming weeks. "We call it the Nerd Bowl," Rogers said. "Competing there will be the smartest kids from all over the state who placed first through third at regional contests. These are super hard tests and the kids will have to step up their game to have a chance this year."
She told the board this was the first time Henryetta beat Preston in that tournament.
In the online contest, the students placed first in science as well as state champion in humanities and second in state runner-up in social studies. "We won district champions in the buzzer competition. We had two teams and one of them won it. The other team won regional champion in that contest."
The Henryetta sixth grade won second in the county academic conference and the seventh grade won third place.