With their future as bright as their smiles, 24 Calvary Christian School mathletes attended the annual ACSI Math Olympics on Friday March 21st. Four students per grade were selected to represent their class from 3rd through 8th grade. Under coordinator, Mrs. Rowley, we enthusiastically arrived at the host school, Independence Christian School in Anaheim to compete against eight other schools.
Each mathlete is required to take four tests and given only 11 minutes per test. There are two categories; Computation (arithmetic) & Reasoning (word problems). Most students don’t finish. The stress is high, but God is good. Within minutes, the answers are tallied and the results are in.
From 3rd grade, Alanna Yeung and Pearl D’Braunstein earned 5th place medals. An elated Danae Bosch earned 1st for grade 5 while 6th grader Aubrey Rynders received 4th place. The CCS Junior High was absolutely amazing with every JH student taking home a medal! Four fabulous young men represented the 7th grade; Andrew-John Vercueil took home 3rd and friend Jeremy Bharwani earned 2nd in the same category. Ben Yu and Egan Bosch tackled reasoning, with Ben earning 2nd and Egan bringing home 1st. Egan Bosch also earned a separate medal for an impressive score of over 85%. From 8th grade, Emilie D’Agostino and Jada Northington earned 5th while delighted Grace Song accepted 2nd place. Tony Snyder earned 1st place in a very difficult category (Reasoning) and was also given a separate medal for scoring over 85% (in only 11 minutes mind you). After the competition, butterflies were replaced with joy and all glory was given to God!
Congrats to all who competed!
Grade 3: Ian McAveney, Alana Yeung, Chase Castillo, Pearl D’Braunstein
Grade 4: Justin Grobler, Garrett Lee, Gillian Alegre, Heather Stanfield
Grade 5: Cain Stroh, Hannah VanEssen, Danae Bosch, Michael Birket
Grade 6: Emily Kim, Charlotte Snyder, Aubrey Rynders
Grade 7: Jeremy Bharwani, Andrew-John Vercueil, Egan Bosch, Ben Yu
Grade 8: Grace Song, Emilie D’Agostino, Jada Northington, Tony Snyder