Gilford Butler students perform well in math competition

Jun 10, 2018
Courtesy of: Gilford Butler School Parent Craig Thill, rear, left, and teacher Pamela Walton, rear, right, lead the Noetic Learning Math Contest for the Gilford Butler School students. Pictured are, front, from left, Reid Robishaw, Gilbert Thill and Nathan Walton.

South Thomaston — Three students from Gilford Butler School, led by parent Craig Thill and teacher Pamela Walton, competed in the Noetic Learning Math Contest April 5.

The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The competition aims to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.

More than 33,000 students representing 772 schools across the country took part in this spring's contest.

Gilbert Thill was the team winner, garnering the national honor roll title, awarded to approximately the top 10 percent of the participating math students.

Nathan Walton and Reid Robishaw received national honorable mentions, which are awarded to approximately the top 50 percent of participants.

Pamela Walton said the contest results demonstrate the students' great problem-solving skills and math talents. She said they also show that the students can rise to the occasion and can meet a challenge.

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