ASU Hosts MPS Students for a Math Puzzle Contest.
--Sponsored by the University's Center for Leadership & Public Policy.
By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.
The University's Center for Leadership & Public Policy (CLPP) continues its rich heritage of community outreach with its upcoming sponsorship of "MPS for MPS = Math Puzzle Saturday" for Montgomery Public Schools on Sept. 25. The Saturday in-person event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LAMP High School, which is located at 3440 McGehee Road in Montgomery. Mask wearing is mandatory and COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed.
"This is a math competition sponsored by Alabama State University in which teams of six students from several high schools in the Montgomery Public School (MPS) system will compete in solving various challenging math puzzles put before them," said Louis Hines, CLPP's coordinator for the event.
The MPS high schools participating are Lanier, LAMP, Jeff Davis, Lee, and Booker T. Washington.
CLPP's executive director, Myles Mayberry, III, explained that in addition to the high school math students being present, both MPS teachers and staff from ASU's Admissions Office will be in attendance.
"We will have representatives from ASU's Admissions Office present to interact and to recruit MPS students at the conclusion of the competition. These young people represent some of the best and brightest minds enrolled in Montgomery schools, and they would be a welcome addition to our University upon their graduation," Mayberry said.
Hines stated that part of CLPP's long-standing mission is in direct support of ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr.'s, ideal of CommUniversity, which is ASU working to help better the community that it serves and resides.
"We view this event as a way for us to serve as a bridge between the community and ASU. This event is an opportunity to not only support our local schools, students, and teachers, but also it's a way to expose talented high school students to the resources and opportunities at ASU," said Hines, who is also CLPP's manager of Demographic Research Services. "Alabama State wants to honor the effort that these MPS students have put forth in their academic careers thus far, and let them know that at ASU, they'll be part of a family that will prepare them for an outstanding professional career."
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.