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Oakridge announces new chapter of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
Posted 03/03/2020 08:06AM

The Oakridge School is pleased to announce the founding of a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta in the Upper School.  Mu Alpha Theta is a prestigious mathematics honor society founded in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma and serves more than 124,000 student members in more than 2,633 schools in the United States and 23 foreign countries. The organization is committed to the promotion of scholarships in mathematics while establishing math as an integral part of high school and two-year college education programs.

Charter members of Oakridge's Mu Alpha Theta chapter with Mrs. Hartsell, right.

"The mission of the newly formed math honor society at Oakridge is to continue to inspire an interest in mathematics, and the important role math plays in influencing our lives," said Mrs. Melanie Hartsell, club leader and Upper School math teacher. "One of the unique qualities of our group is our desire to provide community service to our own school in the form of math tutoring."

Oakridge charter members include juniors: Kieran Barker, Nicholas Miller, Rohma Zaidi, and Jacob Kolba, and sophomores: Grant Miranda, Mia Petersen, Sana Kohli, Yumna Zaidi, and Caleb Eden.

Qualifications for high school chapter membership, in general, require a student to maintain at least a 3.0 math grade point average (GPA), and they must have completed two years of college preparatory mathematics (including algebra and/or geometry). The students also must have completed or be enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics. Mrs. Hartsell said the majority of Oakridge's charter members all have GPA's well above the minimum required.

The Oakridge School Mu Alpha Theta chapter is one of 55 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and one of just seven chapters in Arlington. The memberships include both public and private schools, as well as two-year colleges.

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