Supervisor Benoit To Present Awards At Saturday’s 16th Annual Rotary Math Field Day

News Release


May 14

Supervisor Benoit To Present Awards At Saturday’s 16th Annual Rotary Math Field Day

INDIO – Supervisor John J. Benoit will acknowledge the winners of the 16th Annual Rotary Math Field Day this Saturday, May 15 at John Glenn Middle School in Indio (79-655 Miles Avenue).  The awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM.

“The valley-wide Math Field Day is especially important for promoting appreciation and excellence in math among young students,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “I am extremely pleased to see that the support of service clubs and the business community has allowed this tradition to carry on.”

As the President of the Indio Rotary Club and then-CHP Indio Area Commander, Benoit and his wife Sheryl started this local tradition in 1994.  Sheryl, a Desert Sands School District employee, proposed the idea to Indio Rotary.  School districts in the Coachella Valley had been forced to discontinue participation in a similar event held annually in Riverside due to the cost of transportation.

Approximately three hundred students in teams from middle schools across the valley will come together to compete in this mathematical challenge.  Rotary and local businesses will provide trophies, place ribbons, and monetary awards to the top mathematicians.

For additional information about Saturday’s Math Field Day, please contact Dr. Sandy Gilbert, Indio Rotary Club Middle School Math Field Day (MSMFD) Coordinator at (760) 771-8783 or Marie Santana, MSMFD Coordinator’s Assistant at (760) 408-2802.

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