Eagles Nest Intermediate School students made the final qualifying
round at a Math League competition and will attend the final
state math competition for public middle schools later this
month in Tucson. Final state qualifiers are Noah Smith, Kasia
Yazzie, Tyler Tawahongva, Levi Delcolongon, Tayden Arizona,
Allen Hudson and Maric Bilagody. Not pictured: Kasia Yazzie.
(photo by Rosanda Suetopka - Navajo-Hopi Observer)
Yazzie, third grade, is the grand champion for the Math League
competition in Tuba City last week and now will represent
Eagles Nest Intermediate at the state finals in Tucson along
with Noah Smith, fifth grade, who placed fifth in his grade
level. (photo by Rosanda Suetopka - Navajo-Hopi Observer)
Tuba City, AZ Students from Eagles Nest Intermediate
School in Tuba City competed against 20 other Arizona schools in
an annual math competition in individual and team settings.
More than 200 students entered the overall public school competition.
Two Eagles Nest third graders placed in the top 10 in their
grade level with seven of the Eagles Nest students qualifying to
go on to the more aggressive state level math competition later
this month in Tucson.
Third grade student Kasia Yazzie performed so well she took
the top honor of Grand Champion for her grade level.
Noah Smith, fifth grader from Eagles Nest Intermediate, took
fifth place in the overall competition for his grade level.
Other top students from Eagles Nest Intermediate who will now
go to the state math competition in Tucson for middle schoolers
are Noah Smith, Kasia Yazzie, Tyler Tawahongva , Levi Delcolongon,
Tayden Arizona, Allen Hudson and Maric Bilagody.
Fourth grade teacher Sophia Begody, one of the sponsoring Math
League coordinators for the Tuba City district along with Myleene
Ruiz, a fifth grade teacher, was extremely pleased with the final
results and win for Eagles Nest students.
"We are so proud of all of our students and excited for them
to advance like they did and now go onto state competition," Begody
said. "It was a great experience for us all, and I want to thank
our Principal Dr. Justin Roberson and our school board for this
opportunity to have the students travel and meet other schools who
are also in competition in the math area. It was a challenge but
our students were ready."
Students who competed on behalf of TCUSD's Eagle Nest Intermediate
Third Grade: Noah Smith/fifth place/state qualifier; Kasia Yazzie/Grand
Champ/state qualifier; Nadia Martinez; Miara Bilagody.
Fourth grade: Maria Macaraig; Tyler Tawahongva/state qualifier;
Scott Attikai; Alliyah Daw; Kyrene Blackhair; Levi Delcolongon/state
qualifier; Jaydean Dugi; Jazmine Dugi.
Fifth Grade: McKennon George; Jacelynn Tallsalt; Taydean Arizona/state
qualifier; Allen Hudson/state qualifier; Maric Bilagody/state qualifier;
Pedro Martinez; Alethia Williams; Mikyla Johnson.
Roberson was especially pleased with his students' final competition
"Congratulations to all of our Math League participants, state
qualifiers and our Grand Champion Kasia Yazzie and their teacher
sponsors," Roberson said. "Good luck at Tucson! We are all so very
proud of you."
Dr. Harold G. Begay, TCUSD Superintendent was equally happy
to hear that students from Eagles Nest, one of the seven schools
in the Tuba City district, were successful at the local Math League
competition that will enable several of the students to go on to
the state competition.
"Exceptional work," he said. "These students have shown much
success and achievement with honor and humility representing our
middle school and district!"