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Bedford Heights Elementary Students Win Regional Enrichment Math Competition

The search for DFW’s best young mathematicians continues

Knox Stromal, Jacob Otero, Sophia DeBellis and Luke Wallace from Bedford Heights Elementary in the Hurst Euless Bedford ISD beat off tough competition at the regional stage of the 3rd annual Explore Horizons Young Mathematicians’ Award, and were selected as one of the only five top-scoring schools to progress to the next stage of the competition. These students will compete in the Championship Round against other schools from across Dallas-Fort Worth on December 7th at the Explore Horizons Tutoring and Enrichment Center in Colleyville.

A total of 16 schools representing Keller ISD, Birdville ISD, Richardson ISD, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD as well as area private schools competed last week, with five teams progressing to the finals.

Explore Horizons, a tutoring & enrichment center with locations throughout North Texas, wants to challenge students to continue to learn outside of the classroom by using valuable problem solving skills and applying them to unique “real world” situations. Utilizing these key skills gives children and schools an opportunity to stretch talented young mathematicians beyond the classroom to prepare for futures in math, science, engineering and more.

“Our goal is to show children how fun, applicable, collaborative and interesting math can be,” said Belinda Southgate, Head of U.S. Marketing for Explore Horizons. “At Explore Horizons, we love helping gifted and talented young students learn vital problem solving skills to use in high school, college and even future careers in STEM fields.”

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