Congratulations to the Students Who Won the Math Olympiad Awards
On May 2nd, 2015, the Math Olympiad competition was held by Washington State Math Council
. This is a state wide and team-based math competition. About 660 teams competed at 18 sites, from about 160 schools, that's over 2,600 kids statewide this year! 522 of those were 5th and 6th grade teams.
3 students, who are also Chinese School students, joined this competition with their teams and won awards.
Kenny Tseng, from Centennial Elementary School, won a blue Ribbon (Excellent level) for 5th grade Math Session II
Daniel Yan, from McKenny Elementary School, won a blue Ribbon (Excellent level) for 5th grade Math Session II
Minh Tran, Erik Ma (student of Chinese school), and Liyana Alam team from Lakes Elementary won a Medal (Superior level) for 5th grade Session I and a Medal for 5th grade Session II
Gang Ma, V.P. education of Olympia Area Chinese Association, coached two teams with the students from Lakes Elementary school's 5th T.A.G class since late Oct 2014. One of his two teams won 2 medals (Superior level) and another won a Ribbon (Excellent level). Additionally, Liyana and Erik (total 29 students submitted their design) won the t-shirt design contest.
This is a very good annual activity for students. Any team who earns 80% or more will win a medal. The purpose of this competition is to encourage more and more students to love math.
If you and your child are interested in the math competition and would like to know how it works, please send a email to vpedu@OlympiaChinese.org
. If we receive many emails, then Gang Ma, who had also scored the 6th grade math test this year, will hold a meeting so that you can get more detailed information and get questions answered.
The due date to send your request is May 24th.