On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Thomas Marotta, 8th grad student at The Winston School San Antonio, received a medal, commemorative ribbon and gifts as one of five winners at the city-wide Middle School Academic Mathematics Competition. The award ceremony concluded a day-long competition that included three rounds of testing; each round consisted of 25 problems with a 45 minute time limit.
In an email received by WSSA teacher, Carol Salzwedel, Mrs. Marotta wrote, “…I wanted to share this happy moment with you. Thank you for being an excellent math teacher to Thomas!”
Dr. Charles J. Karulak, Headmaster at WSSA, stated, “Thomas is an excellent student representative for The Winston School San Antonio. Last year, he placed First in the Behavioral and Social Science category at the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Junior Division. Thomas has worked hard and we are very happy as he well deserves this honor at the inaugural Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society competition.”
This event was hosted by the St. Anthony Catholic High School Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society. Mr. Billy G. McWilliams, the Mu Alpha Theta Faculty Sponsor, commented, “We are deeply grateful for the support of all the students and parents that participated in our first ever middle mathematics competition. I am impressed by the high caliber of students that attended the event and their level of preparation prior to the event. These students certainly know their mathematics. Just as we are pleased and proud to have met these students for the first time on November 3rd, I am certain that their home schools are very proud of every one of them each and every day. “
About WSSA and Mu Alpha Theta:
The Winston School San Antonio offers a personalized college preparatory education for students with high potential and identified learning differences. A Winston School graduate is confident, well-rounded and a lifelong self-advocate.
Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society for high schools and two-year colleges. It has over 93,000 student members in more than 1,900 schools worldwide. It was founded in 1957 by Dr. Richard and Josephine Andree, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.