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January 11, 2019

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Last Conic Standing

In mathematics, a conic section (or simply conic) is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane. The three types of conic section are the hyperbola, the parabola, and the ellipse.

Conics judging at MRH High SchoolJudgment day arrives for pre-calculus students at MRH High School.

For weeks now, the students in Joe Spinks class have been recreating images of personally selected illustrations, photos, or artwork using principles of conics. Each project can take anywhere from 40 to 70 hours to complete. 

Friday morning, eight judges from local architectural and design firms acted as a "jury" at the MRH Research & Design Center to assess the best of the best. Winners will be announced soon.

Conics judging at MRH High.Spinks describes the finished works as "pre-calc masterpieces."

This is the seventh year for the conics project at MRH, and the third featuring judges to select top prizes. Represented firms include Grubbs & Associates, Bond Architects, Hellmuth & Bicknese, V Three Studios LLC, and the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.