Highline-Area Students Have Fun with Math. Yes, You Read That Right…


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Photo of Seahurst Math Competition courtesy Stacia Jenkins.

On Friday, May 11th, Seahurst Elementary School’s Math Club hosted 170 of Highline’s top 4th-6th grade Mathematicians for their 2012 Elementary Math Bonanza.

This was their third year running the event, which they intend to continue indefinitely.

“We love seeing so many students excited about extracurricular mathematics!” said Tom Clymer, the Seahurst Math Club’s advisor, “Hopefully they’ll take that excitement back to their school and will be able to experience it year-round in a Math Club of their own.”

After some opening instructions, students took both an Individual Written Test and an Individual Mental Math Test. The difference between these formats is significant: in the former, students may perform scratch work while arriving at their answer, but in the latter, the ONLY thing a student may write is their final answer to each problem; all work towards this end must be done mentally.

Following these two events, the students reorganized themselves into teams of four for two team tests: the first focused on the topics of Algebra and Probability, while the second focused on Geometry and “Potpourri”. Seahurst volunteers and attending coaches and parents proctored the tests, and as each test was completed these adults also worked to quickly and accurately score the answer sheets to enable awards to be determined in a timely manner.

Those results are:

The High-Scoring Individuals on each team of four were:

School NameStudent Name
Beverly ParkAllen Van
Beverly ParkJosh Sleight
Beverly ParkNicole Robles
CedarhurstAlyssa Ryser
CedarhurstDelia Milliman
CedarhurstHaley Riggs
CedarhurstHaylee Beckham
CedarhurstIan Benedict
CedarhurstLogan Lemieux
CedarhurstMaria Klimek
CedarhurstNghi Lam
CedarhurstNollen Paltep
KimballBrian Huang
KimballDavid Huang
KimballSusan Chin
MadronaMichelle Rojas Lopez
MadronaOscar Salas-Romero
MarvistaAndrew Jenner
MarvistaBrett Jenkins
MarvistaNajma Hashi
MarvistaNicholas Ankuta
McMicken HeightsSamuel Gazaw
McMicken HeightsSpencer Michaelson
North HillAmelia Xie
North HillBobby Byrd
North HillEthan Nelsen
North HillLevi Thomas
North HillSavannah Taylor
North HillTania Ortega
SeahurstAlina Babchanik
SeahurstAmy Nguyen
SeahurstAnita Chung
SeahurstFrank Evans
SeahurstJericho Encomienda
SeahurstJoemir Nocom
ShorewoodBrando Nguyen
ShorewoodBrian Nguyen
ShorewoodBrian Phuong
ShorewoodClaire Cross
ShorewoodHannah Nguyen
ShorewoodKayla Hoang
ShorewoodTanner Moury
ShorewoodWill Gard
White Center HeightsAllen Marroquin
White Center HeightsEvan Frishholz
White Center HeightsKim Huynh
White Center HeightsRandy Nguyen

The Top Ten Individuals in the 4th-Grade were:

PlaceSchool NameStudent Name

1

SeahurstJoemir Nocom

2

SeahurstLucky Ruona

3

ShorewoodTanner Moury

4

North HillLevi Thomas

5

MarvistaNicholas Ankuta

6

ShorewoodBrian Nguyen

7

ShorewoodBrando Nguyen

8

ShorewoodDaivan Truong

9

MarvistaJordan Belknap

10

ShorewoodClaire Cross

The Top Twenty Individuals in the 5th-Grade were:

PlaceSchool NameStudent Name

1

CedarhurstLogan Lemieux

2

SeahurstAlina Babchanik

3

ShorewoodBrian Phuong

4

CedarhurstStepnanie Dahlquist

5

CedarhurstHaley Riggs

6

SeahurstFrank Evans

7

ShorewoodWill Gard

8

KimballBrian Huang

9

CedarhurstNollen Paltep

10

KimballWanda Kuang

11

CedarhurstLidya Kassa

12

ShorewoodIsaac Ajeto

13

MarvistaBrett Jenkins

14

KimballDavid Huang

15

KimballWayne Ong

16

SeahurstLily Kim Huynh Luu

17

SeahurstAshleigh Bell

18

CedarhurstNate Tonella

19

SeahurstEsrom Fessenaye

20

CedarhurstNancy Khuc

The Top Ten Individuals in the 6th-Grade were:

PlaceSchool NameStudent Name

1

CedarhurstMaria Klimek

2

CedarhurstAlyssa Ryser

3

CedarhurstNaomi Klimek

4

CedarhurstDelia Milliman

5

CedarhurstHaylee Beckham

6

CedarhurstCaden Gobat

7

CedarhurstAbel Berhan

8

CedarhurstCathy Nguyen

9

CedarhurstIan Benedict

10

SeahurstAnita Chung

The Top Five Teams in the 4th-Grade were:

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

SeahurstLucky RuonaJoemir NocomLudi FessenayePamela Biniam

2

ShorewoodBrando NguyenBrian NguyenAlec WittenbergJosiah King

3

White Center HeightsKim HuynhPerfectson LeIsaiah RichardsJonathan Felix-Garcia

4

North HillSophia SullivanIrelynn SwanbergIsaac MayBobby Byrd

5

North HillLevi ThomasKrenar AjdidiIkran AbdiCierra Martinez

The Top Eight Teams in the 5th-Grade were:

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

CedarhurstHelen MattsonNancy KhucMira StemensHaley Riggs

2

KimballWayne OngWanda KuangBrian HuangMax Brown

3

SeahurstFrank EvansLily Kim Huynh LuuEsrom FessenayeAshleigh Bell

4

ShorewoodDeclan O’FerrallBrian PhuongTyler WhiteIsaac Ajeto

5

CedarhurstStepnanie DahlquistIlona BroseLidya KassaLogan Lemieux

6

CedarhurstCooper HuckNollen PaltepHoustonNate Tonella

7

KimballDavid HuangRaymond ChanHanan SherkaBrandon Burke

8

MarvistaAndrew JennerPJ O Grady GrahamNajma Hashi

The Top Five Teams in the 6th-Grade were:

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

CedarhurstCaden GobatKent VoNaomi KlimekAlyssa Ryser

2

CedarhurstAbel BerhanMaria KlimekCathy Nguyen

3

SeahurstMichelle LopezAnita ChungHelen Hernandez BacioGeorge Evans

4

CedarhurstAlex BooklessIan BenedictRiley Strayer

5

CedarhurstWaltana DawitDelia MillimanHaylee BeckhamLoren Milliman

All of the tests for the 2012 Middlementary Math Bonanza were provided by National Assessment & Testing (http://www.natassessment.com), which in addition to this local competition administers five national contests by mail each year in different formats.




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3 Responses to “Highline-Area Students Have Fun with Math. Yes, You Read That Right…”
  1. HA says:

    This kid doesn’t appear to be having fun.

  2. Shari says:

    Or he might have been captured at the very moment he realized Oh. My. Gosh. If I keep doing this, I’ll have a way better chance of getting and keeping a really good job! SWEET!

  3. Brooks says:

    Thanks to Tom Clymer for his work in Highline Schools. We (specifically our kids) benefit greatly from involved parents like him!

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