This story was submitted by Harker lower school math teacher Stephanie Woolsey.
For the seventh time, third grade math students have earned first place in the region in the Continental Mathematics League contest. The region includes 15 U.S. states as well as the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Held in a series of three meets, students individually complete six different questions at each meet, earning one point for each correct answer. The top six scores for each meet become the team score for that month, with the “team” members fluctuating based on who scores the highest each time. This year, two Harker students, Brian Chen and Saavi Kumar, earned perfect scores of 18. Both students earned a medal for being the top-scoring students at Harker, as well as an additional medal for being national winners. Certificates went to Connie Jiang, Michael Pflaging, Stephen Xia and Sally Zhu, each of whom earned scores of 17, missing just one question over the three meets.