An equation for success

Mu Alpha Theta inducts new members

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President Raga Justin and Vice President Ali Richter wait to award sophomore Sarah Grace Boudreaux with her certificate of membership.

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer

Mathematics honor society Mu Alpha Theta hosted its annual induction ceremony to honor its new inductees on Nov. 15.

“We have 37 new inductees this year,” said Mu Alpha Theta sponsor Lindsay Skinner. “We have a strong group of kids, and they are the workers at Texas High that makes our school function.”

The guest speaker was Pablo Ortega, who was accompanied by the officers of the organization.

“Pablo Ortega is a chemical engineer at the International Paper Company and he is also my godfather,” secretary Odin Contreras said. “He is a great guy, and I am glad he sparked [the] interest of math into the inductees.”

Many inductees are excited to join the club to boost their math skills and obtain some community service hours.

“I finally was able to join because I look forward to being able to keep my grades up, especially in math because the math course next year will be very difficult for me,” inductee Nick Graves said. “Picking up some community service hours and being able to put this on my resumé will definitely help for college.”

Mu Alpha Theta is a national organization, but some see the club at Texas High to experience future growth. Blessing Bags for the Homeless, Pi Day, and tutoring students in Night Library and for the math EOC are a few examples of Mu Alpha Theta’s activities.

“These inductees are the productive students,” Contreras said.  “I look forward to see what this club will do in its future, and our community service projects will continue to grow and further impact our community.”