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Grissom Places 10th in National Math Contest

Seattle, WA – April 19, 2019 – Huntsville’s Virgil I Grissom High School has some of the best high-school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by their 10th-place finish in the 2018 Ciphering Time Trials, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing website.  Coach Cindy Rodgers prepared students for this contest, which features ten three-minute rounds in which individuals attempted to quickly answer three problems.  Students must decide whether to work each problem or if their time would be better spent checking their work on easier and more familiar problems.

After results from schools across the country were double-checked, two Grissom students received awards, helping their school to place among the top schools in the country.  Patrick Gamble placed 24th in the 11th-grade division, and Alison Hu placed 10th in the 12th-grade division.  Grissom participated in all four of National Assessment & Testing’s contests this year.

National Assessment & Testing administers high-quality mathematics competitions that schools can participate in via email.  Their contests span a variety of formats, including individual and team tests, with each contest featuring problems ranging from