Over 190 Students Compete in Math Olympiad
Students have been practicing math for months. It all came down to one four-hour culminating event held last Thursday evening. Ferndale Schools held its 26th Districtwide Math Olympiad at Cascadia Elementary School on February 8. This year’s event featured 54 teams and over 190 students in grades 4-8. Students competed across a broad spectrum of higher level mathematics, ranging from algebra to probability. School Board Member Kevin Erickson, Superintendent Linda Quinn, Principal Bill Tipton, Principal Kellie Larrabee, Principal Faye Britt, Principal Georgia Dellinger and Principal Obadiah DeWeber did the honors of presenting ribbon awards to students.
The following individuals and teams placed first in their category—
First Place Individuals
Grade 4: Cascadia, Jonas Carpenter
Grade 5: Central, Henry Huynh
Grade 6: Vista, Lucas Gonalzes
Grade 7: Vista, Emma Brockett
Grade 8: Horizon, Andy Obermeier
First Place Teams
Grade 4: Cascadia—Jacob Bagara, Jaiveer Bains, Mantaj Singh
Grade 5: Central—Henry Huynh, Lauren Pearson, Boomer Dahlstrom, Cody Salhus
Grade 6: Vista—Judah Phillips, Vitaliy Gorun, Lucas Gonzales, Bishop Ootsey
Grade 7: Vista—Emma Brockett, Aubrey Tegt, Ethan Barker
Grade 8: Horizon—Zach Bytnar, Andy Obermeier, Kodi Williams, Carsten Obermeier
These individuals and teams will now compete at the Whatcom County Math Olympiad scheduled for Saturday, February 24 at Blaine Schools.
“Thank you” to Ferndale Haggen, Ferndale McDonald’s and Ferndale Little Caesars for their continued support of this event!
“Thank you” to teacher Sarah Wickham who organized this year’s event.
Last, but certainly not least, “thank you” to our parents and team coaches who put in countless hours supporting our students!
For more information:
Executive Director for Teaching & Learning Mark Hall, 360.383.9211, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 360.383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org