Skyline Elementary students competed in Seattle at the Math Olympiad competition.
On May 1, 2010, 21 students from Skyline Elementary competed in Seattle at the Math Olympiad competition.
This challenging competition features five strand-based tests each 20 minutes in length and one 60 minute session with a challenge long problem that encompasses multiple mathematical strands.
These students lead by fifth grade teacher, Ms. Fiske have been in preparation for this competition since November. Mr. Bates, the district math coach, also assisted Ms. Fiske and the kids during the final month of preparation.
“These are extremely challenging and demanding scenarios the kids are presented with, often above grade level. I am very proud of the success and dedication that these students put into not only Math Olympiad competition preparation, but math in general,” Ms. Fiske said.
Derek Magruder, Nicole Hornung, Brooks Morin and Nathan Schroedl placed first in the Long Problem session scoring a state wide high of 97 percent and receiving a medal, they also placed in honors in each of the five strand tests.
The other teams placed with honors in the five strand tests earning a ribbon of honor for their accomplishments.
These teams consisted of Mackie Gray, Jalen Thibou, Keefer McDaniel, David Sickles, Aleeya Defalco, Brady Jacobs, Angel Herrera, Ariana Means, Kenzi Hunsaker, Carlie Masters, Andrew Amundsen, Skyler Baugher, Grace Egelstad, Gillian Egelstad, Chloe Derezes and Emily Jacobson. We are so proud of the teamwork, mathematical discourse and time these students put into this competition.