Peter Kirk Elementary Fourth Graders Place First at Math is Cool Contest

On Friday, April 16, eighteen enthusiastic fourth graders from Peter Kirk Elementary went to Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, Wash., for the Seattle region Math Is Cool competition.  Although this was their first competition, students had practiced hard, knew the rules for the six events, had memorized their responsibilities in their teams, and were ready to do their best.

Daniel Zhu won the “Best in School” award for scoring the highest on the individual event. Ethan Schreiber placed second from Peter Kirk and, by a one-point difference, Hunter Toyoda placed third.  Additionally, Daniel was awarded a trophy for being the third highest scorer among the eighty students competing in our division.

Three students from Kirk ranked in the top-15 students in their division: Daniel Zhu ranked third, Ethan Schreiber placed tenth and Hunter Toyodaplaced 13th.

The Kirk Elementary team also placed first in the 1B division. Every student contributed to the team score, exhibited outstanding sportsmanship, and displayed respectful behavior throughout the competition.  Congratulations to Bonnie Ahrensfeld, Aubri Baskin, Emily Gjertsson, Spencer Goldstein, Dane Hammer, Bryce Klinker, Conor Knox, Samantha Kramer, Isaac Lee, Stephen Michels, Julian Oelsner, Will Pliska, Michael Prichard, Alex Repass, Ethan Schreiber, Chloe Smith, Hunter Toyoda, and Daniel Zhu.

Based on their scores, Daniel Zhu, Ethan SchreiberHunter Toyoda, and Conor Knox were invited to the Masters Competition, the state-level Math Is Cool Competition, on May 22 at Moses Lake High School in Moses Lake, Wash.