Shoreline Schools student results from Math Olympiad

Friday, March 19, 2010

By Craig Degginger, PIO, Shoreline Schools

The 12th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Shorecrest High School. More than 670 public, private and home-schooled students participated in the competition testing their math skills as teams and individuals.

Awards for participation were given to Briarcrest, Highland Terrace and Room Nine Community School.

The coaches from Highland Terrace, Briarcrest and Room Nine Community School holding the awards for participation.

Results for the top three places among Shoreline Schools students:

Individual Results

4th Grade
First Place
Meridian Park: Leah Deobald, Spencer Lu, Grant Hugh
Ridgecrest: Kaitlyn Paulsen

Second Place
Briarcrest: Nicholas Park, Isabella Wilder
Brookside: Bryan Zhu
Meridian Park: Anna Tinoco, Byrne Crandell, Nathanial Poole, Olga Cherepakhin
Ridgecrest: Alex Liu, Brennan Colberg, Ben Gardiner
Highland Terrace: Matthew McMillan

Third Place
Highland Terrace: Carly Krantz
Lake Forest Park: Quinn Willman
Meridian Park: Michelle Wang, Ellie Shoop, Ardelle Ning
Ridgecrest: Matthew Walton

5th Grade
First Place
Meridian Park: Loren Stephens, Wing-Yee Law, Stephen Huchala, Henry Krider, Isaac Pang, Sasha Gordin

Second Place
Ridgecrest: Charles Dailey

Second Place
Meridian Park: Christina Li, Nora Petersen, Anthony Tran, Jacob Delaney, Jon Timbrook, Daniel Wang

Ridgecrest: Daniel Zevenbergen

Syre: Thomas Neufeldt

Third Place
Briarcrest: Jeffrey Lebo
Brookside: Robert Shoemaker, Abigail Knowles
Lake Forest Park: Jay Harris
Meridian Park: Ryan Farley
Ridgecrest: Kasey Shibayama, Zane Smith

6th Grade
First Place
Briarcrest: Patrick Cunningham
Meridian Park: Connor Goldstick
Highland Terrace: Connor Austin
Ridgecrest: Shannon Collier, Elizabeth Holmdahl, Kent Preston

Second Place
Home Education Exchange: Ian Orcutt
Meridian Park: Case Macklin, Yann Dardonville

Third Place
Highland Terrace: Kate Parkinson
Echo Lake: Lucas Kim
Meridian Park: Sara Tieu, Emily Pacunski
Ridgecrest: Tobyn Lawson, Noah Ziegenhagel, Ethan Pyper

7th Grade
First Place
Einstein: Dylan Austin, Amy Buswell

Second Place
Einstein: Josh Hickman
Kellogg: Amanda Shu, Yuan Lee

Third Place
Einstein: Sam Ricord, Teddy Timbrook
Kellogg: Naphtali Maulton


Team Results

4th Grade
First place: Meridian Park (two teams), Ridgecrest
Second place: Brookside (two teams), Briarcrest, Ridgecrest, Meridian Park
Third Place: Briarcrest, Highland Terrace (three teams), Meridian Park, Ridgecrest

5th Grade
First Place: Meridian Park (two teams), Ridgecrest (two teams), Briarcrest
Second Place: Meridian Park, Ridgecrest, Syre
Third Place: Brookside (two teams), Echo Lake, Home Education Exchange, Ridgecrest

6th Grade
First place: Meridian Park, Ridgecrest
Second place: Highland Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Ridgecrest, Syre
Third place: Highland Terrace (two teams), Syre (two teams), Meridian Park

7th Grade
First Place: Einstein
Second Place: Kellogg (two teams)
Third Place: Einstein

8th Grade
Second Place: Einstein
Third Place: Kellogg

Shoreline schools use parents or teachers to work in small groups with students to have individually appropriate math problems that challenge each grade level. Non-profit Math Olympiad groups create the problems.

Most programs start meeting in the fall and conclude at the competitions held in the spring. Most programs give homework to the “mathletes” during the week. Typically programs have a quiz day at the end of each month to give the kids a chance to use their skills to see how they stand amongst their peers.

The Shoreline Math Olympiad brings together all the District teams for competition, and some students will also participate in the Washington State Math Championships held in Blaine later in the spring.

Photos courtesy Shoreline Schools

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