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Perennial Math Competition Medals Add Up for Oxford Intermediate School Students

Student math club members win individual and group awards in statewide math competition

Oxford, Mississippi (March 20, 2017)—Oxford Intermediate School (OIS) Math Club students could count on two hands the number of awards they brought home from the Perennial Math Competition. Overall, the competition medals added up for the fifth- and sixth-grade students’ first showing at the statewide math competition.

The OIS Math Club, made up of 25 OIS students, competed against 285 participants in grades 3-8 in the Perennial Math Competition held at Milam Elementary School in Tupelo on Saturday, March 4.

A total of 11 OIS students won individual awards. OIS fifth graders who won individual awards include: first place, Binh Vo, Gates Allen; second place, Everhett VanEvery, Nicholas Nagle, Julien Joseph; and, third place, Olivia Youngblood, Cait Mayo, Captain Alexander, Drew Saxton, and Nicholas Bombelli. Also, OIS sixth grader Keerthin Kartheyan won a third place award in the individual category.

Team awards were also earned by the school’s math club teams. OIS fifth-grade team awards include third place with the team made up of Cait Mayo, Nicholas Nagle, Olivia Youngblood, Rishi Nautical and Jonas Hitchcock. The first place team award was earned by the team of OIS students Nicholas Bombelli, Julien Joseph, Drew Saxton, Zeyad Ibrahim and Gates Allen.

OIS Math Club Sponsor Candies Cook says she’s proud of every team members hard work and dedication to showing their best work.

“This was our first appearance in the competition, and the results were excellent,” said Cook. “All winners in the first through third place ranks are invited to participate in the National Virtual Tournaments in May. I’m really proud of all of our mathematicians!”

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