TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – More than one-third of Sequoyah Schools’ total student body has qualified for nomination for a national math award for their outstanding performance in high school mathematics. To be eligible for nomination for the official United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Foundation National Mathematics Awards, students must have a 3.0 grade point average in math, show mathematics skills and aptitude, demonstrate an attitude of cooperation, leadership, dependability, enthusiasm, responsibility, and have a desire to learn and improve. A whopping 149 students met this qualification, the highest number in the school’s history.
“All of the math teachers agree that the math competency level increases year by year,” said Joe Morris, Sequoyah Schools’ math department chairperson. “The 149 students nominated this year prove that.”
The students were nominated by the math teachers at Sequoyah Schools. All nominated students will receive membership in the United States Achievement Academy, national recognition in USAA’s National Awards Yearbook, and a chance to win one of 400 scholarships that are awarded each year by the USAA.