Students earn honors in virtual math challenge

Students earn honors in virtual math challenge


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) recently partnered with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) to host a virtual elementary math challenge. Teams competed through an online platform called Breakout EDU to complete math problems. The math challenge is open annually to students in Grades 4-5 and features a team and individual competition. Students from 20 CCPS elementary schools participated in the challenge. 

Grade 4 awards

The team from Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School earned first place among competing fourth-grade teams. Students on the team include Madalynn Deavers, Liam Gibney, Ean Kumbar, Olivia Maletto, Cason Specht, Dylan Thompson and Jace Williams. Team coach is Mitchell teacher Corrie Wutka.

Mary H. Matula Elementary School’s fourth-grade team won second place, followed by the team from Dr. James Craik Elementary School in third place, the team from C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in fourth place and the team from Gale-Bailey Elementary School in fifth place.

The top three individual scorers among competing fourth graders were Colin Andres, first place, Craik; Samy Arib, second place, Barnhart; and Caden States, third place, Berry Elementary School. 

Grade 5 awards

The team from Barnhart earned first place among competing fifth-grade teams. Students on the team include Aneese Awkard, Brooklyn Cannon, Jaylen Meek, Aiden Mobley, Kidus Samuel and Johnny Tran. The team coach is Barnhart teacher Kristin Boyd.

Mitchell’s fifth-grade team earned second place, followed by the team from Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School in third place, the team from Craik in fourth place and the team from Mary B. Neal Elementary School in fifth place.

The top three individual scorers among competing fifth graders were Kidus Samuel, first place, Barnhart; Marcellus White, second place, Higdon; and Johnny Tran, third place, Barnhart.

A presentation featuring all award winners and competing students is posted on the CCPS website at https://www.ccboe.com/images/academics/EMCProgram2.pdf.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.  CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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