Aneesh Samineni, who enters Gr. 5 this fall, achieved a placing in the top two percentile nationally at the Math Olympiad for Elementary Middle Schools (MOEMS) held by Mathedge, an educational program that focuses on real-world problem solving skills. According to MOEMS, 150,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads last year. Samineni received a trophy, certificate and gold pin for his achievements. In the competition, he scored a 24 out of a possible 25. The Olympiad was created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator.