Mehlville High to receive mathematics honor

Mehlville Senior High School will receive the Excellence in Mathematics Award from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Missouri-Rolla based on the good performance by Mehlville graduates.

This marks the second time that UMR has honored Mehlville with the Excellence in Mathematics Award. This also is the first year that UMR has decided to make previous winners eligible for the award.

Mehlville High earned its first Excellence in Mathematics award in 2002.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics monitored the success of Mehlville High graduates during their freshman fall semester mathematics courses at UMR from 1998 to 2002 to determine award winners. A secondary consideration for the award was the number of students from Mehlville High attending UMR during the same five-year period.

As a result of winning the award, a special scholarship opportunity will be available for Mehlville graduates choosing to attend UMR and major in mathematics.