Student of the week: Jace Anderson

School: Cloquet Middle School

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Grade: 8

Parents: Janet and Mark Anderson of Cloquet

Favorite subject: World geography

Most interesting thing you learned so far this year:

The Quadratic Formula which is:

-b ± sqrt( b2-4ac )

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Activities/sports involved in: Math Team, MathCounts, Destination Imagination, Knowledge Bowl, School Band, Honor Band and Cross Country.

Who would you most like to be like when you are an adult? and why? A technical engineer, because my dad says it's challenging and would be a good thing for me to do.

Favorite thing to do: Hang out with my friends and play Xbox live.

Favorite food: Pizza, cheeseburgers and tacos.

Anything else you'd like to share with us? I have four brothers and one sister. I play the Baritone B.C. in band and was in the maroon land in honors band.

Why nominated? Arne Maijala, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at Cloquet Middle School and the CMS Math Team coach, says Jace has been a member of the Math Team for the past two years. In this time he has helped the CMS Math Team to a first- and second-place finish respectively. Jace is also a member of the MathCounts team and placed in the recent MathCounts competition. He is a hard worker and a model student.