According to some of its members, Mu Alpha theta existed “to promote interest in math,” “to help someone get a scholarship,” “to get mathematicians together for business and fun,” “to look good on your transcript.”
But in the eyes of Mu Alpha Theta sponsor, Mrs. Marian Crum, the club was organized “to recognize and encourage outstanding work or scholarship in mathematics.”
At the annual Christmas part, Barbara Leeton was crowned “Sprouts” champion. “Sprouts” is a complicated dot-to-dot game of skill, logic and a bit of luck.
On the agenda for Mu Alpha Theta members in ’75-’76 was a field trip to Tulsa to visit the American Airlines Maintenance Center and Oral Roberts University. The group received reduced rates on Texas Instruments calculators, purchased a new calculator for the advanced math classes and attended the national convention in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Teams from Fayeteville took top spots in all three divisions of debate at the 16th annual Southwestern Speech and Debate tournament held Friday and Saturday at Monett High School, with 26 schools entered in the events and 38 teams competing in championship, 46 in regular and 36 in novice. Fayetteville also won the debate sweepstakes, with Jefferson City taking second and Kickapoo placing third. Over 300 students participated in Saturday’s events, with individual events held all day Friday. Members of the Fayetteville teams taking first place trophies include first row, from left, Kay Adams, novice, and Nancy Hamm and Nancy Pennington, regular, and back row, Kym DeLille, novice, and Dennis Peterson and Jeff Hobbs, championship, shown with Diane Koenmann, MHS student chairman of the event. (Monette Times)