District middle schoolers excel in national advanced math challenge

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Participation in the Continental Mathematics League Contest, facilitated through the Westerville City School District (WCSD) Gifted Education Department in conjunction with advanced math teachers, is an annual tradition across the district’s middle schools.

Each year, sixth-grade students enrolled in advanced math classes have the opportunity to take part in this national math competition, which is designed to both improve and celebrate their abilities in problem-solving, analytical reasoning, mathematical computation and reading.

WCSD students competed in the Pythagorean Contest Division during this year’s 39th annual event. The competition consisted of five meets in which students were challenged to complete six multi-step problems in just 30 minutes. Top scoring sixth-grade students from participating schools were:

  • Genoa Middle School: Taylor Hayashi, Leah Kalan, Grady Smith 

(Teachers: Jackie Hart, Pam Charleston, Jamie Yeater)

  • Heritage Middle School: Anderson Crill, A.J.Bresnahan 

(Teachers: Katie Langenderfer, Mandy Clark)

  • Walnut Springs Middle School: Russell Craiglow, Kamden Hibbit, Matthew Fouse, Gianna Harvey, Charlotte Maurer, Brenna Kappes 

(Teachers: Maggie Etherington, Maria Soisson, Kimberly Thayer)

More information on the Continental Mathematics League Contest can be found here.