Dallas ISD STEM students win top awards in state competitions


Dallas ISD secondary STEM students recently competed in Texas Math & Science Coaches Association State (TMSCA) tournaments, where they took top awards in several categories and were awarded two scholarships.

Students from nine high schools traveled to San Antonio in March to compete at the state level in four contests: number sense, mathematics, calculator applications, and science. The School of Science and Engineering and the School for the Talented and Gifted took first and fourth place overall, respectively, in the state competition.

Two Science and Engineering students received the prestigious TMSCA Top Gun Award for their overall scores in their grade levels. Top Gun recipient Samuel S.-H. received a $950 scholarship for placing fourth overall in the state, and Stellan S. was awarded an $800 scholarship for finishing in sixth place.

In April, 209 students participated in the TMSCA state competition for middle schools. To be eligible to participate in the state competition, students had to qualify at TMSCA invitational meets held across Texas. Dallas ISD had 16 middle schools to meet the scoring requirement to compete at the TMSCA State Tournament held in San Antonio.

The Student Activities Department coordinated transportation, food, and lodging for the 294 secondary students who traveled to San Antonio for the state secondary competitions.

“The TMSCA competitions are among many opportunities that the department provides for Dallas ISD students participating in extracurricular activities,” said Julian Spearman, Student Activities coordinator. “The STEM competition gives our students a chance to showcase the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom in a competitive environment.”

High School TMSCA Results

Overall Sweepstakes Awards

  • SEM took First Place Sweepstakes in State
  • TAG took Fourth Place Overall in State

Team Competitions

  • Number Sense, First Place – SEM
  • Math, First Place – SEM
  • Science, First Place – SEM
  • Calculator, Second Place – SEM

Ninth Grade Top Gun Award (Top Scorers)

  • Steven L., Ninth Grade – SEM
  • Justin N., Tenth Grade – SEM

Scholarship Recipients

  • Sam S.-H., – SEM
  • Stellan .S – SEM

Middle School TMSCA Results

Overall Sweepstakes Awards

  • Long MS – Ninth Place
  • Spence TAG – Tenth Place
  • Travis TAG – Twelfth Place
  • Williams TAG – Thirteenth Place

Team Competitions

  • Calculator, First Place – Spence TAG
  • Science, Sixth Place – Long MS
  • Math, Tenth Place – Long MS

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