On March 12, 2012, five Whitfield sixth graders competed in the Gifted Resource Council's Academic Challenge Cup 2012 held at Washington University in St. Louis. The Academic Challenge Cup is a series of academic competitions in math, language skills, and creative problem-solving for students in grades 2-8. Over 1,500 students from more than 90 public, private and parochial schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area participated in this competition over an eight-day period in February and March.
Whitfield's group competed in the Equations competition which consists of a game of creative math that provides players with practice in arithmetic operations and assists in developing an understanding of number concepts, number systems, factors and primes, order of operations, and simple algebraic equations.
Students who participated include: Andrew Bergantz, Ian Laffey, Trinity Hodges, Noah Hardy and Makayla Perkins.