Local kids among high scorers at math tournament
Seven kids from Tracy and Mountain House led the field at the ninth annual San Joaquin County Math Tournament for fourth through sixth grades.
Out of 210 competitors, 11 were recognized as the highest scoring individuals. Two of them, Wenlun Liao and Samuel Chen, were members of a combined team from Monte Vista Middle School and South/West Park Elementary School. Amogh Janganure, Jishnu Nayak and Nikhil Gutlapalli all attend Hansen School. Andrew Mai is from Bethany School and Shanmukh Meka is from Questa School. The other four high scorers go to schools in Lincoln and Lodi school districts.
The team competition on March 30 included 36 teams and was won by Team 4 from Brookside School. Team 12 from Monte Vista-South/West Park and Team 8 from Hansen School tied for second place. Team 1 from Altamont School placed third, Team 3 from Bethany School came in fourth, and Team 35 from Questa School tied for fifth place with Team 7 from Elkhorn School.
Seventh and eighth graders will have their own countywide math tournament Saturday.
Teams compete in academic pentathlon
Discovery Charter School’s Garnet Team came in third in Division 1 competition at the San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon on April 13.
First and second place went to the Gold and Green teams from Rio Calaveras School in Stockton.
The pentathlon, similar to the academic decathlon for high schoolers, challenged sixth through eighth graders to take exams in language, fine arts, science, math and social studies to earn points for their teams. The competition ended with a public Super Quiz focused on this year’s overarching theme, “The Sixties.”