Buzz: Darlington Sixth Graders, students from Armuchee Middle, East Central big winners at Sixth Grade Berry Mathematics Contest. Calhoun Police honored — and win patrol cruiser.

Buzz: Darlington Sixth Graders, students from Armuchee Middle, East Central big winners at Sixth Grade Berry Mathematics Contest. Calhoun Police honored — and win patrol cruiser.

The winning team from Jasper Middle School. Facebook

The Fall 2018 Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Sept. 20. Thirteen sixth-grade teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Jasper Middle School (Pickens County); second, Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County); and third, Darlington School.

Top individual student winners were: first, Jeremy Westbrook from Jasper Middle School; second, Elan McClain from Armuchee Middle School; and third,  Liam Saunders from East Central. 

Participating schools included:  Armuchee Middle School, Berry College Elementary and Middle School, Coosa Middle School, Dade Middle School, Darlington School, East Central Elementary School, Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County), Jasper Middle School (Pickens County), LaFayette Middle School (Walker County), North Heights Elementary School, Saint Mary’s School, West Central Elementary School and West End Elementary School.

Berry College hosts the competition to promote and encourage mathematical excellence. Several Berry students and mathematics faculty worked with the event. Dr. Martha Tapia, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, is the faculty supervisor for the event.

 

 

On Wednesday Sept. 19, members of the Calhoun Police Department traveled to Macon to participate in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Ceremony. Calhoun Police was honored with two awards. First Place in category 3, which deals with the totality of traffic enforcement and reporting, and a separate award for impaired driving enforcement. “I am very proud our patrol division officers for their determination to make the streets of Calhoun a little safer for our citizens, and I believe these awards reflect their efforts,” says Chief Tony Pyle.

Each year, near the end of the ceremony, 10 keys were given out to officers for a chance to win a vehicle for their department. One key will start the simulator which signifies the winner. This year Officer Christy Nicholson representing Calhoun Police.

“Officer Nicholson has worked tirelessly throughout the year preparing information and stats for the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and will be rewarded for her efforts by receiving this vehicle as her new patrol unit,” Pyle says. “The winning of this vehicle is a blessing not only for the Police Department, but also to the tax payers we serve. This vehicle comes fully equipped, and with a value of approximately $40,000, its one less item we have to purchase.”

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