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Mesa mathletes shine at county challenge


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Mesa Public Schools elementary students earned top awards at the Maricopa County Sixth-Grade Math Challenge. 

— Results courtesy of Sheri Tarter, Mesa Public Schools elementary math specialist

Overall top scoring schools
Ishikawa Elementary, second place
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, third place
Highland Eelementary, fourth place

School scores by event
Number Sense: second place, Highland; third place, Ishikawa
Statistics: first place, Ishikawa; second place, Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
Problem Solving: first place, Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
Auto Repair: first place, Highland; second place, Ishikawa

High scores in individual events
Number Sense: first place, Gordon He, Mesa Academy; third place, Elijah Reed, Mesa Academy; fourth place (tie), Ammon Huston, O’Connor, and Andrea Judd, Highland; eighth place, Jacob Tollison, Highland; ninth place (tie), Caleb Jones, Ishikawa, and Jonah Rolfness, Mesa Academy

Statistics: first place, Ben Schutz, Mesa Academy; second place (tie), Noelle Gardner, Ishikawa, and Tran Nguyen, Highland; third place (tie), Caleb Jones, Ishikawa, and Elijah Reeb, Mesa Academy; fourth place (tie), Anna Stratford and Derek Allred, Ishikawa, and Gordon He, Mesa Academy

Overall top-10 students
Second place, Gordon He, Mesa Academy; fourth place, Elijah Reeb, Mesa Academy; sixth place, Ammon Huston, O’Connor; seventh place, Andrea Judd, Highland


The Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors countywide contests each spring.