The MMPC, or the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, is a competitive test that DHS students are encouraged to participate in every year. Students from all grades can choose to take part in the test whether they wish to challenge themselves or to lessen their college expenses with this scholarship opportunity.
DHS had 40 out of its 128 testers score above 17 out of 40 on the MMPC. Nearly one-third of DHS students who tested will be moving on to round two of the MMPC.
After the second round of testing, the top 100 contestants are honored at an award ceremony where they can receive scholarship money ranging from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $2,500.
Whether students have the mathematic skills to make it to the top 100 contestants or not, teachers believe taking the MMPC can only help their students grow.
“Any time you challenge yourself, it helps strengthen your thinking skills, which can only help your classwork,” said math teacher Garrett Turner. “Also, the more you take it, the better you get at tests like it. If you take it all four years of high school, you put yourself in the best position to do well your senior year.”
The 40 DHS students who made it past round one of the MMPC will be tested in round two on Dec. 10, 2014.
For more information on the MMPC go to: http://www.emich.edu/math/mmpc/
By Maya Piper