Contributed photo — South Whidbey’s fifth and sixth grade team pictured at the event. From to right, back row: Zander Kuschnereit, Eva Wirth, Maddie Racicot, Mei Mei Hensler (coach), Nolan Pearson, Fiona Callahan (Coach), Austin Buck, Gabe Gandarias, Alden Sivadas, Evan Welever, Maddox Smith-Heacox, Macie Vande Werfhorst. Front row: Savannah Simmons, Elizabeth Haines, Emma Callahan, Nikki Murnane, Parker Forsyth, Chloe Goethel, Ravi Neumeyer, Emmett Layman Not Pictured: Abby Amundsen, Elijah Dixon, Freja Heggenes, Taryn Henny, Abigail Ireland, Claire Philp, Carter Castle and Jacob Marks.

Elementary, middle school students compete in math contest

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00pm
  • Life

Twenty-seven students from South Whidbey Elementary School recently spent an entire day competing in the annual Washington State Mathematics Council Math Olympia Contest hosted by The Evergreen School in Shoreline.

Over 50 teams from Skagit, Snohomish, King and Island counties with students in grades 5-8 participated.

Two of South Whidbey’s sixth and eighth grade teams finished second in the short problem category and were awarded “ribbons for excellence.”

“All of the students had a fun time and are looking forward to competing again next year,” coach Clyde Monma said.

Monma coached the seventh and eighth grade teams, while South Whidbey High School seniors Fiona Callahan and Amelia Hensler coached the fifth and sixth grade teams.

Contributed photo — Langley Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade math olympiad competitors, from left to right: Magnus Nyberg, Trent Hogarth, Max Rodriguez, Kelly Murname, Natalie Rodriguez. Not Pictured: Aidan Donnelly, Aidan O’Brien, Shelby Campbell, Katie Zundel, Clyde Monma (coach)

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