|Middle and Upper School students at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School rocked the Ozark 7 Conference Math and Science Competition by coming away with first place in 10 and second place in nine of 16 events. The Middle School students also competed in team test competitions and won first place in both the math and science events.
The competition took place on March 13, 2012, at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin. Competing against them were five public high schools and two private schools, including: Exeter, Purdy, Southwest, Verona, Wheaton and McAuley (private).
The results are: General math - (1st) Thisbe Scholfield-Johnson of Quapaw, OK; (2nd) Trevor Spriggs of Joplin. Advanced math - (1st) Matt Eads of Joplin and (2nd) Clayton Woolery of Joplin. Calculus - (1st) Justin Brown of Joplin and (2nd) Ophelia Chen of Joplin. Physics - (1st) Chen and (2nd) Woolery. Biology - (3rd) John Burnett of Joplin. Chemistry - (1st) Adrianne Elliott of Galena, KS; and (2nd) Evadne Rodriguez of Joplin. Advanced Science - (1st) Jake Hockman of Diamond and (4th) Alex Oserowsky of Joplin. 8th grade science - (1st) Sarah Wilson of Carthage and (2nd) Natalie Gordon of Neosho. Physical science - (1st) Noah Wells of Joplin and (2nd) Noah Dickinson of Joplin. Algebra I - (1st) Wells and (2nd) Noah Chotrow of Joplin. 8th grade math - (1st) Gordon and (3rd) Sydney Butler of Joplin. 8th grade algebra - (3rd) Mario Destephen of Joplin. 7th grade math - (2nd tie) Annie Goodwin of Webb City and Jasmine Butcher of Carthage.
A photo of the competing students may be found in the JOPLIN INDEPENDENT photo gallery here.