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Math Teams, Students Score in Math Competitions

May 25, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

At a Math Awards ceremony on Friday, we recognized the achievements of our Math Olympiad team and the 85 individual students who successfully participated in math challenges this year! JPDS-NC placed fourth among all schools in the Maryland Math League and first in the District of Columbia in the math competition for Grade 6 students. Kudos to Noah K. who ranked first among all students in the District of Columbia and third among students in the statewide competition. All JPDS-NC students in Grades 4 to 6 participated in grade-level contests, and 77 received commendable or highly commendable scores.

More good news: JPDS-NC’s Math Olympiad team earned a score in the top 10% of all US teams in the international math competition for students in grades 4 to 6. Mazal Tov to first place winner Jacob Z. and second place winner Noah K., who each placed in the top 2% nationwide; and to six students who placed in the top 10% nationally – third place winners (a 4-way tie) Emmet B., Azaria H-S., Matan R., and Rachel R.; and fourth place winners Lincoln A. and Gabriel B. Kol Hakavod as well to the 66 dedicated student mathematicians who contributed to our Math Olympiad team.

At the ceremony, we also recognized the 25 participants from Grades 2 to 6 who took part in our extracurricular Problem of the Week program, an opportunity open to all students to play mathematics-based games. Kol Hakavod to all the students.

Enjoy our photo album of the Math Awards Ceremony.