Two students at Hope High School went to a competition recently and came away with first and second places in the region.
YeVale McKee, a junior at Hope High School and Kadesha Williams, a senior, recently took a trip to Arkadelphia and Henderson State University to the regional Arkansas Council for Teachers of Mathematics competition.
Both girls will advance to statewide competition in Little Rock on April 27.
“We took the exam and in case we tied with someone else, we got three tie breaker questions,” Kadesha said. “I had Mr. Ehrhardt as my teacher and then I had Mr. Franks.”
“We prepared for the test by Mr. Reed giving us a study guide,” YeVale said. “If we had any questions, we could come to him and he would help us.”
Glenda Clark aids both students as the Math-Science Instruction Facilitator and is very proud of the young students.
“It is not a surprise that YeVale's favorite subject is math,” Clark said. “Kadesha's favorite subject is Social Studies.”
As far as goals are concerned, Kadesha is planning on attending Henderson State University to major in Pre-Dental studies. She will either go to the University of Tennessee or Baylor University. Her hobbies are reading, sleeping, and giving back to people in the community. Her mother is Shalunda Williams, of Dallas.
YeVale's goals include going into the Navy. “I'm unsure of the course of careers right now,” she said. “But, I've got some time to think about it.”
YeVale is the daughter of Carolyn Ntonga, of Hope, and Alphadel McKee, of Texas.