Landing, Connolly Celebrate Math Olympiads

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Seven place on behalf of their school including one in Top 10%

More than 30 students from Connolly and Landing Elementary Schools in the Glen Cove School District competed in the global Math Olympiad. Seven students placed in the top three on behalf of their respective schools, including one in the top 10% of all 150,000 participants, spanning 30 countries.

Each year, the Math Olympiad welcomes students in grades 4-8 from around the world to participate in thought-provoking problems that stretch their abilities and strengthen their foundation for both assessment exams and more advanced studies in mathematics. The overall goal of the Olympiad for its participants is to:

• Develop an enthusiasm for problem solving and mathematics
• Deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts and strengthen their ability to use these concepts
• Consider concepts that students might not otherwise encounter
• Enrich experiences in intellectually stimulating and significant mental activities
• Build a stronger foundation for assessments and for future mathematics studies.

Teacher Victoria DeLuise serves as the Math Olympiad advisor for all 34 participants at both Glen Cove schools and said students practiced for many hours in preparation for five monthly Olympiad contests. The top three scorers in each school were recognized, but every participant received a Certificate of Recognition for their hard work. “Our children have responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm,” said Ms. DeLuise.

Landing School’s Top Three Math Olympians:
1st Place: Talia Sakhaee (Top 10% Overall)
2nd Place: Jack Kaffe
3rd Place: Joshua Filippone

Connolly School’s Top Three Math Olympians:
1st Place: Jolee Murphy
2nd Place: John Dong
3rd Place: Amanda Ieraci and William Casale (tied)

Other Landing School participants included: Robert McCarthy, Ricardo Martinez, Logan Pascucci, Joseph Yee, Samantha Nazianzeno, Gurmehar Khurana, Silvia Perez, Kaitlyn Grella, John Luzynski, Meghan Smith, Valentina Contreras, Julian Tasayco, Rebecca Tan, Tim Larocca, and Jonathan Alvarado.

Other Connolly School participants included: Giuseppe D’Ambrosio, Krysten Budziak, Andrew Thais, Daniel Obando, Hetty McMillan, Michael Cavese, Spyridon Markoulis, Charles McQuair, Christopher Henriquez, Isabel Blas, Casey Lizza, Amelia Masio, and Yelfri Depaz.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated on behalf of the Glen Cove Schools.