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 Name Student Name
Beverly Park Allen Van
Beverly Park Josh Sleight
Beverly Park Nicole Robles
Cedarhurst Alyssa Ryser
Cedarhurst Delia Milliman
Cedarhurst Haley Riggs
Cedarhurst Haylee Beckham
Cedarhurst Ian Benedict
Cedarhurst Logan Lemieux
Cedarhurst Maria Klimek
Cedarhurst Nghi Lam
Cedarhurst Nollen Paltep
Kimball Brian Huang
Kimball David Huang
Kimball Susan Chin
Madrona Michelle Rojas Lopez
Madrona Oscar Salas-Romero
Marvista Andrew Jenner
Marvista Brett Jenkins
Marvista Najma Hashi
Marvista Nicholas Ankuta
McMicken Heights Samuel Gazaw
McMicken Heights Spencer Michaelson
North Hill Amelia Xie
North Hill Bobby Byrd
North Hill Ethan Nelsen
North Hill Levi Thomas
North Hill Savannah Taylor
North Hill Tania Ortega
Seahurst Alina Babchanik
Seahurst Amy Nguyen
Seahurst Anita Chung
Seahurst Frank Evans
Seahurst Jericho Encomienda
Seahurst Joemir Nocom
Shorewood Brando Nguyen
Shorewood Brian Nguyen
Shorewood Brian Phuong
Shorewood Claire Cross
Shorewood Hannah Nguyen
Shorewood Kayla Hoang
Shorewood Tanner Moury
Shorewood Will Gard
White Center Heights Allen Marroquin
White Center Heights Evan Frishholz
White Center Heights Kim Huynh
White Center Heights Randy Nguyen

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

Place School Name Student Name

1

Seahurst Joemir Nocom

2

Seahurst Lucky Ruona

3

Shorewood Tanner Moury

4

North Hill Levi Thomas

5

Marvista Nicholas Ankuta

6

Shorewood Brian Nguyen

7

Shorewood Brando Nguyen

8

Shorewood Daivan Truong

9

Marvista Jordan Belknap

10

Shorewood Claire Cross

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

Place School Name Student Name

1

Cedarhurst Logan Lemieux

2

Seahurst Alina Babchanik

3

Shorewood Brian Phuong

4

Cedarhurst Stepnanie Dahlquist

5

Cedarhurst Haley Riggs

6

Seahurst Frank Evans

7

Shorewood Will Gard

8

Kimball Brian Huang

9

Cedarhurst Nollen Paltep

10

Kimball Wanda Kuang

11

Cedarhurst Lidya Kassa

12

Shorewood Isaac Ajeto

13

Marvista Brett Jenkins

14

Kimball David Huang

15

Kimball Wayne Ong

16

Seahurst Lily Kim Huynh Luu

17

Seahurst Ashleigh Bell

18

Cedarhurst Nate Tonella

19

Seahurst Esrom Fessenaye

20

Cedarhurst Nancy Khuc

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

Place School Name Student Name

1

Cedarhurst Maria Klimek

2

Cedarhurst Alyssa Ryser

3

Cedarhurst Naomi Klimek

4

Cedarhurst Delia Milliman

5

Cedarhurst Haylee Beckham

6

Cedarhurst Caden Gobat

7

Cedarhurst Abel Berhan

8

Cedarhurst Cathy Nguyen

9

Cedarhurst Ian Benedict

10

Seahurst Anita Chung

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

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

Seahurst Lucky Ruona Joemir Nocom Ludi Fessenaye Pamela Biniam

2

Shorewood Brando Nguyen Brian Nguyen Alec Wittenberg Josiah King

3

White Center Heights Kim Huynh Perfectson Le Isaiah Richards Jonathan Felix-Garcia

4

North Hill Sophia Sullivan Irelynn Swanberg Isaac May Bobby Byrd

5

North Hill Levi Thomas Krenar Ajdidi Ikran Abdi Cierra Martinez

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

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

Cedarhurst Helen Mattson Nancy Khuc Mira Stemens Haley Riggs

2

Kimball Wayne Ong Wanda Kuang Brian Huang Max Brown

3

Seahurst Frank Evans Lily Kim Huynh Luu Esrom Fessenaye Ashleigh Bell

4

Shorewood Declan O’Ferrall Brian Phuong Tyler White Isaac Ajeto

5

Cedarhurst Stepnanie Dahlquist Ilona Brose Lidya Kassa Logan Lemieux

6

Cedarhurst Cooper Huck Nollen Paltep Houston Nate Tonella

7

Kimball David Huang Raymond Chan Hanan Sherka Brandon Burke

8

Marvista Andrew Jenner PJ O Grady Graham Najma Hashi

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

Place

School Name

Name

Name

Name

Name

1

Cedarhurst Caden Gobat Kent Vo Naomi Klimek Alyssa Ryser

2

Cedarhurst Abel Berhan Maria Klimek Cathy Nguyen

3

Seahurst Michelle Lopez Anita Chung Helen Hernandez Bacio George Evans

4

Cedarhurst Alex Bookless Ian Benedict Riley Strayer

5

Cedarhurst Waltana Dawit Delia Milliman Haylee Beckham Loren 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.

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  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!

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  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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