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Eighth-grader's team goes for repeat victory

February 15, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Last year, a team with a Keystone student -- eighth-grader Londyn -- created a video about a math problem for the Mathcounts math film challenge, and won. Now they're going for a repeat title.

And you can help her win. The original video, "Little Figures," told a story that included solving a math problem. The sequel, "Little Figures: The Silver War Countdown" is inspired by "Black Panther" and the Avengers films.

Part of the competition is winning enough votes to make it into the Top 100 most-voted videos, and then a panel of judges evaluates the works.

Here's how to vote:

  1. Go to videochallenge.mathcounts.org (no www)
  2. Go to "My Account"
  3. "Create" a Mathcounts account with an email address (create a username and password) (check with a Little Figures team member for a group password to assist in daily voting)
  4. Validate the email address via your email inbox and the link sent to you
  5. Then go to "Videos"
  6. Type in “Little Figures” in the “search videos” box, click "go"
  7. View the video and vote! You can vote every 24 hours through March 14.

If you want to print out these instructions, here's a sheet that explains the process.

The video will have a theatrical premiere on Feb. 29 at Santikos Silverado, 11505 W Loop 1604. Check-in begins at 6:20 p.m.

Remember: videochallenge.mathcounts.org.

 

Seven Keystone seniors named National Merit Finalists

February 14, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Seven Keystone seniors have been named Finalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

This makes 19 percent of Keystone’s senior class named Finalists. Another nine seniors have been named Commended students, to make 43 percent of this year's senior class earning commended or finalist status.

The Keystone honorees are part of about 15,000 National Merit Finalists out of more than 1.6 million students who took the PSAT last year. Later this spring, about 7,500 of the finalists will receive Merit Scholarships.

Here are Keystone's scholars:


Brooke


Daniel


Jackson


Gowri


Anirudha

 


Alana

 


Rohan

 

Destination Imagination team takes second in tournament

February 11, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Congrats to our 5th graders for taking second place in the weekend’s Central Region Destination Imagination tournament!

Destination Imagination presents children with project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills as the team navigates through the creative process. The competition took place at O'Connor High School.

The team, "Helping from the Roots," consists of: Sadie, Ariana, Shaumprovo, Meghal, Ricardo, Audri, and Adeline. Mrs. Holden is the team sponsor.

8th grader advances to state in MATHCOUNTS competition

February 11, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Congrats to our Mathcounts team! The top scorer, 8th grader Andy, advances to the state competition. Eighth-graders Seva and Hazel, and 7th grader Rebecca also placed in the top 25%. Great job to them and 7th graders Alan, Joanna, and Niraj and 6th graders Rashmi, Julia and Mara.

The Keystone team, under the direction of sponsor Mrs. Shults, competed against more than 125 other middle schools from Bexar County at a meet at St. Mary's University.

 

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