Rocky Bayou Christian School math students showed their talent in the Association of Christian Schools International Math League tests.

The RBCS pre-calculus and calculus teams placed first in the final school standings of the southeast region.

Steve Noh (pre-algebra), Cynric Chen and Mai Le (pre-calculus) and Adam Mistretta (calculus) earned individual top scores in the region.

Other students with distinguished scores included Brianna Hendricks (algebra I), David Om (geometry) and Joshua Pruitt (algebra II).

Earning perfect scores on at least one out of four tests were Jeremiah Suh and David Om (geometry), Mai Le (pre-calculus), and Parker Athearn, Adam Mistretta, Houston Thackeray, Amelia Wang and Julia Jeong (calculus).

In other math news, students earned recognition for their performance in the American Math Competitions. At the school level, rising eighth-grader Paige Howard placed first.

Other school-wide winners include the Gold level students: Cadence Gonzalez, Sydney Athearn, Jordan Kelly, Madeline Warner, Mori McCain, Jackson Mallick and Jeremiah Suh. In ninth/10th grade, first place went to Logan Lieb, followed by Jacob Fortenberry and Amanda Brannon. Among the juniors and seniors, Noah Harper placed first, followed by Rominey Willner and Malachi Hofman.


Niceville High School students Ethan Shelstad, Sam Cota and Josh Delamater recently won the First Congressional District of Florida Congressional App Challenge.

They attended Capitol Hill for the House of Code reception, being welcomed by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.

During the reception, NHS students were offered $10,000 for their app, which they declined. It was mentioned in the Capitol Hill address of Rep. French Hill of Arkansas as one of the best apps developed this year.


The Manta Rays, Elliott Point Elementary School’s drone team, competed May 8 at the Hsu Educational Foundation. The team placed first in its division.

Students Moises Ocegueda and Joseph Garcia placed first in the drone flight competition, which included both middle- and high-school pilots.

Saylor Lingerfelt and Kaleb Pinkney received top score in Mission Possible contest.

Teacher Cindy Manley coaches the team.

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