Local Students Participate in Math Olympiad
May 11, 2012
Port Angeles, Wash. - About 80 Peninsula students from grades four through eight gathered at Sequim Middle School on Saturday, May 5 for the Math Olympiad. Twenty local teams participated in the event, including teams representing Jefferson Elementary from Port Angeles, and Helen Haller Elementary, Greywolf Elementary and Sequim Middle Schools from Sequim.
As noted on its website, The Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad is a state wide team based competition where each team competes against itself to gain as many points as possible. Teams are recognized for having achieved at the levels superior, excellent, very good or good in each of six components: a long session problem, and five short session problems in the content areas Number Sense, Probability and Statistics, Measurement, Geometric Sense, and Algebraic Sense. http://www.wsmc.net/olympiad/
A fifth grade team from Helen Haller earned medals in both rounds.*
Greywolf, Fifth Grade C green ribbon for long problem, purple ribbon for short problems
Helen Haller, Fifth Grade A purple ribbon for short problems
Helen Haller, Fifth Grade B Medals in both long and short problems *
Jefferson, Sixth Grade A green ribbon for long problem
Jefferson Sixth Grade B green ribbon for long problem
Sequim Middle Seventh Grade A Medal for long problem, purple ribbon for short problems
Sequim Middle Seventh Grade A Medal for long problem
State-wide Math Olympiad hosted twenty sites - Spokane, Vancouver, Aberdeen, Sequim, Edmonds, Richland, Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma - 682 teams and over 2700 kids participating.
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Port Angeles School District