Students compete at Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad

Mar 11, 2015 by Staff Report @ The Advocate

Students compete at Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad
Hundreds of Louisiana elementary students competed for medals and prizes Saturday at the Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School in Baton Rouge.   

Jonathan Ding, of Buchanan Elementary School in Baton Rouge, won first place in the contest, which was open to all fourth- and fifth-grade students in Louisiana. Niles Babin, of LSU Lab School in Baton Rouge, was second, Claire Venable, of Zachary Elementary School, was third.

Tevfik Eski, superintendent of Kenilworth, said 446 students from 58 Louisiana public, private, parochial and charter schools registered for the Olympiad, which has been described as an “old school” math contest because students must work out problems using only paper and pencil. 

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Patrick Gordon uses his fingers Saturday while he takes the math test in the Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad held at Kenilworth Charter School.

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Charlie Brooks passes out the test to the students in the Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad held at Kenilworth Charter School on Saturday. More than 400 students throughout the state of Louisiana registered in the LAEMO.

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Adrianna Ramirez walk around and check on the students Saturday while they take the math test in the Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad held at Kenilworth Charter School.

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Carl Richter, a Robert C. Pettit endowed professor of geology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette talks about the geology of Louisiana to the parents Saturday while the students test in the Louisiana Elementary Math Olympiad held at Kenilworth Charter Schoo. More than 400 students throughout the state of Louisiana registered in the LAEMO.
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