Foothills schools win math tourney

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Nearly 175 Madera County students compete

Coarsegold Elementary School’s 7th grade and Oak Creek Intermediate School’s 8th grade teams won the Madera County Academic Pentathlon math tournament Friday.

Ranchos Middle School came in second place and Oak Creek Intermediate School placed third in the 7th grade competition. Wasuma Elementary School’s 8th grade team placed second in the competition and St. Joachim School placed third at the 8th grade level.

Sixteen schools and nearly 175 students participated in the math tournament hosted by the Madera County Office of Education (MCOE). Each grade competed in a separate competition. Students took three tests: individual endurance, circuit training and relay race at the Madera Center.

During the circuit training competition teams were given 20 questions and 2 1/2 minutes per question moving through a circuit. Wilson Middle School placed first in the circuit training 7th grade competition, followed by Ranchos Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Wasuma Elementary School won the 8th grade competition. Oak Creek Intermediate School placed second and St. Joachim School placed third...

 

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