I completely planned, organized, promoted, wrote tests and volunteers' scripts, recruited volunteers, and oversaw a math tournament in my town to attract teams from rural areas as well as metro Atlanta teams. Once I received a large donation for the meet, I was able to secure a location, order materials, and finish writing the test I had started but never thought I would be able to administer.. I was able to recruit my volunteers, including a family from Virginia, as well as recruit competiting teams. The wonderful people who run the state math teachers' organization publicized the meet on their website, as well.
50% of the teams did not normally attend metro area tournaments. Of the 18 schools represented, 9 were schools that rarely or never attend metro events. Out of the students competitng, approximately 51% do not normally attend these events. Schools from as far as 2.5 hours away attended from east and west, as well as 1.5 hours north and south. By including a pizza party lunch, rural students socialized with those from other schools and the math culture of Atlanta spread. I completely realized the dream of including rural schools and increasing interest in math.