Something astonishing occurred in New Orleans a couple of days ago. What was accomplished was straight-up AMAZING!  Two special high school students at St. Mary's Academy managed to outsmart 2,000 years of the world's greatest mathematicians!

Calcea Johnson and Ne'Kiya Jackson made history as they revealed the answer to a 2,000-year-old math equation no one has been able to solve till now. During a recent presentation at the American Mathematical Society's Annual Southeastern Conference, the teens demonstrated how they were able to solve the Pythagorean Theorem.

They proved how they did it, using trigonometry, without circular logic, which until now was believed to be impossible to do! Chances are most people would not understand how mind-blowing of a moment in history this is, but scholars and the greatest mathematicians around the globe are losing their stuff right now!

If you were wondering, Calcea and Ne'Kiya were the only teenagers in the room. Check out their story below!

Calcea and Ne'Kiya explained trigonometry is based on Pythagoras' Theorem (A^2 + B^2 = C^2, sound familiar?) Using trigonometry, they were able to prove Pythagoras' Theorem which is also known as circular logic. Simply put, an idea can't prove itself.

Who do they share the credit for solving this 2,000-year-old problem? Teamwork makes the dream work, of course! Ne'Kiya said. "We have really great teachers!" Calcea agreed wholeheartedly. At St. Mary's Academy, "Our slogan is 'No Excellence Without Hard Labor.' Calcea said, "So, they push us."

Wow! That's some "Hidden Figures" stuff right there. As no surprise, both girls are on their way to STEM degrees and plan to study environmental engineering and biochemistry. I am so happy for them and proud that they are from Louisiana. Congratulations, Calcea Johnson and Ne'Kiya Jackson!

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