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Oregon and Washing Students Engage In Clatsop Community College’s Annual Mental Math Challenge

From: Caitlin Wright
To: Media
Date: 05/18/09
Subject: Mental Math Competition At CCC PR

Clatsop Community College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/18/09
Contact: Jessica Giglio 503-338-2312

Oregon and Washing Students Engage In Clatsop Community College’s Annual Mental Math Challenge

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 was Mental Math Day at Clatsop Community College (CCC). Around 150 students attended from 14 local Washington and Oregon area schools. The visiting students were from 3rd-8th grades. Accompanied by family, teachers, and staff, these students energetically filled the CCC gym. This year’s winners are as follows:

3rd Grade:
First – Makayla Armendariz, Gearhart Elementary School
Second – Jay Kelly, Long Beach Elementary School
Third – Adam Rutherford, Long Beach Elementary School

4th Grade:
First – Jonathan Williams, St. Mary Star of the Sea School
Second – Jacob Bannan, Ocean Park Elementary School
Third – Phoenix Miller, Seaside Heights Elementary School

5th Grade:
First – Enoch Gray, Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Second – Elijah Hirsch, Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Third – Evan Nation, Long Beach Elementary School

6th Grade:
First – Evan Sutherland, Long Beach Elementary School
Second – Priti Patel, Long Beach Elementary School
Third – Daymon Gardner, Lewis & Clark Elementary School

7th Grade:
First – Zhoe Rub, Astoria Middle School
Second – D’Len Thomasian, Astoria Middle School
Third – Liam Loughran, St. Mary Star of the Sea School

8th Grade (Non-Algebra):
First – Kristee Vetter, St. Mary Star of the Sea School
Second – William James, St. Mary Star of the Sea School
Third – Andrew Gooch, Broadway Middle School

8th Grade (Algebra):
First – Stephanie Moan, Warrenton Grade School
Second – Benjamin Bergerson, Warrenton Grade School
Third – Sarah Hissner, Astoria Middle School

Estimation Winners:
Lewis Hicks, Seaside Heights Elementary School
Jordan Cleary, Cannon Beach Elementary School
Ben Williams, St. Mary Star of the Sea School

Top 3 Finishers of the Math Relay:
First – Long Beach Elementary School
Second – Astoria Middle School
Third – St. Mary Star of the Sea School

During the competition, the students were separated into their respective grades and dispersed across the campus to begin. Once in the classroom, the students were asked a set of questions orally. The students then had 30 seconds to work out the problem in their heads and write their answers on a piece of paper. Prizes were awarded to the first, second and third place winners of each grade.

For more information about CCC’s annual Mental Math Competition, please contact Jessica Giglio at 503-338-2312.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Images Attached:

students walking
Students make their way to the Patriot Gym to participate in Clatsop Community College’s annual Mental Math day on Thursday, May 14th, 2009.

students studying
Oregon and Washington student participants of Clatsop Community College’s annual Mental Math day (held Thursday, May14th) wait their turn to answer an estimation contest question before the start of the event.

students in gym
Students at Clatsop Community College’s annual Mental Math day (held Thursday, May 14th) participate in a Math Relay while they wait for their work to be scored.


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