A Rumson Country Day Math League Win
State competition is next
The Rumson Country Day School's (RCDS) Math League has scooped a top honor.
The school's league competed in Math League District Playoffs at Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County on last week. The event represented the district level competition with the next level being states.
Students from third to sixth grade competed in the contest. The event is sponsored by mathleague.org whose philosophy includes a belief that math contests should be a learning experience.
The third and fourth graders participated this year as a trial experiment. Four students from both Mrs. Diaz's third grade class and Mrs. Campanella's fourth grade were chosen.
The fifth and sixth graders competed against each other to select their respective teams. To prepare, the students met five times after school to prepare for the contest.
"Congratulations to all the RCDS math team participants for an awesome showing at the Math League Tournament at Solomon Schecter," said Jayne Carmody, head of the RCDS Lower School. "We are so very proud of all our students. The children have proven to be great competitors, superior math students, and represented RCDS so well! Best of all, each student, trophy or not, came home smiling and proud of their participation!”
There were individual and team awards for each grade that competed.
The third grade team of Alexander Mitchell, Katharine Balestro, Hanaway Croddick, and Morgan Skove took first place.
Individual certificates were achieved by Alex Mitchell (1st place), Hanaway Croddick (2nd place), Katharine Balestro (4th place) and Morgan Skove (9th place). The fourth grade participants were Ainsley Gmelich, Christopher Hall, Sarah Silbert, and Anthony Whitemore.
The fifth grade participants were Elizabeth Huesman and Christopher Maida.
Individual awards went to Miles Skove (2nd place) and Gannon Carroll (6th place). In the sixth grade, the team of Elias Economou, Taylor Harrison, Madeline Reinhard, Abagail Devine and Sammy Lyle won their grade-level team competitions. Individual certificates were achieved by Noah Lee (1st place), Sammy Lyle (3rd place), Madeline Reinhard (4th place), Madeline Mitsch (9th place), and Christian Molnar (10th place).
“At RCDS, we love any opportunity for our children to put their learning to use, whether in a project, a trip, or a competition," said Bill Lamb, head of the RCDS Upper School. "Math League provides just this chance, where our kids can celebrate their academic skills and feel pride about demonstrating their learning. Everyone knows it is good to excel at math, but these children have now experienced the rewards of excellence.”
All students that finished in the top five in their grade level will now compete at the state competition.