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Being math-minded is not what you think

I have a secret.  But sharing this secret means that I have to admit that I’ve been wrong.  It’s really hard to admit when one is wrong, but I know change can’t and won’t come until I share my secret.  So here it is:  being good at math doesn’t mean quick calculations and correct answers.  Being good at math means persevering through the process.  Being good at math means trying, and trying, and trying again.

Failing may be best way to gain more knowledge

I have a secret. 

It’s dangerous to reveal this secret because its implications may mean that you change the way you see the world entirely. It may force you to see that everything you believe to be true is a false reality you hang on to because it’s what you’ve always believed, and you may find that letting go of it requires you to rethink everything you’ve been taught.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of May 7-13.

• Michael Gives, 42, 809 South 8th St., Monroe; theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

• William Scott, 58, 2802 Drew St., Monroe; two counts of theft.

• Latrez Neal, 20, 148B South Circle Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.

• Quentin Rucker, 30, 226 Dacron St., Rayville; simple burglary and indecent exposure with a juvenile.

History bee winners

Representing Mangham Junior High in the National History Bee were eighth graders Sarah Berry, Scotty Bennett, Clayton Cheek, Gillian Drewry, Katlyn Dunn, Luke Gibson, Skylar Henry, Alicia Marzell, Addison Poindexter, Raylee Spence, Isaiah Thigpen, Ainsley Twiner and Abigail Yelverton, seventh graders Danae Green, Trey Massey, Pepper Prewitt, and Rachel Wollerson and sixth graders: Brayden Martin and Alayna Yelverton.

MJHS students do well in national history bee

The National History Bee is a stimulating way to test the knowledge of students that revel in learning about the past. 

In January, Mangham Junior High students completed the first phase of the competition by taking the Online Regional Qualifying Exam.  The exams were then scored by the National History Bee committee.  As a result those scoring the highest in each region of the United States were qualified to attend and compete at the Regional Finals.  

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