Congratulations and Welcome Mathletes

MAϴ inducts 50 members


As she receives her certificate, sophomore Isabelle Mermilliod thanks moderator Ms. Kristin Bernard for her acceptance into the society. Mermilliod was inducted into the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society along  with 49 other girls on Nov. 9.

 On Nov. 9, fifty students were inducted into DHS’s Mu Alpha Theta (MAϴ) with a brief ceremony in Alumnae Hall.  Once inducted, students received an official certificate of admission and celebrated with family and friends at a reception.

At the induction, alumna Dr. Claire Pivach (‘03), shared her experiences as a member of MAϴ.  Dr. Pivach said MAϴ was a major part of her high school career.  She said her love of and skills in mathematics evolved in the club and led her to pursuing a career in the medical field.  Today, Dr. Pivach is a veterinarian at Algiers Animal Clinic in New Orleans.

Inspiring, developing and promoting scholarship in mathematics is the foundation of MAϴ.  MAϴ is a national honor society recognized in over 2,300 schools in the United States and twenty foreign countries.  It is for students who seek an organized place to enjoy and explore their interest in mathematics.

In order to be accepted into MAϴ at DHS, the student must be in at least her sophomore year, have taken or is currently taking Algebra II and hold a 3.5 overall GPA as well as a 3.75 GPA in math.


Smiling from ear to ear, senior Katherine Alexander and her mother, Mrs. Katey Fitzmorris Alexander (’91) celebrate Katherine’s induction into Mu Alpha Theta.

One of this year’s newest members, senior Katherine Alexander said that she is honored to finally be a part of the society.  “It feels gratifying to know that I worked hard, gained the confidence to apply and accomplished what I wanted: to be in Mu Alpha Theta,” said Alexander.

In order to keep their place in the society, students must complete a minimum of four service hours, three tutoring hours, participate in two bake sales and attend a local tournament.

Members have the option to attend Louisiana’s State MAϴ Convention.  For this three-day, two-night event, attendees travel to Baton Rouge.  The girls meet with other high schools throughout the state and compete in different math games.

For members of this prestigious honor society, MAϴ is a community of friends who can have lots of fun at meetings and events.  MAϴ is a society that allows members to develop their love of math, help their peers in the subject and enjoy themselves all at the same time.

– Lauren Nguyen