The students of Saint Joseph School recently participated in a regional competition of a statewide math contest – The Sumdog Contest. The competitions are set up by Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 and are on the website www.sumdog.com. The program is designed to find a student’s strengths and challenge the student from that level. The students can participate during school or from home.
In our first attempt at participating in the Sumdog contest, our 1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students competed with students from public and private schools in Franklin, Dauphin, Cumberland, York, and Adams Counties.
We are very pleased to announce that our students did quite well in their first contest! In fact, on October 22nd, Saint Joseph School made FIRST PLACE in the daily contest! Also, four of our 1st graders were in the standings for the top 50 point scorers of all students who participated in the competition! Good job, Josie, Cody, Xiomara, and Ella!
Despite a few technical glitches with the internet at the middle school, our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students also did very well in the contest!
On Oct. 25th, at the conclusion of the contest, we learned that 1,587 students from 28 schools had participated. In total, the students answered an outstanding 430,982 questions between themselves and in the contest!
The top five schools were:
1st place – Ferguson School, York
2nd place – Saint Joseph School, Hanover
3rd place – St. Patrick School, York
4th place – St. Andrew School, Waynesboro
5th place – Corpus Christi School, Chambersburg
Our Superintendent of Schools, Livia Riley, called to congratulate our students on a job well done!
The coordinator of the program from LIU#12 sent a special email congratulating our students on their fantastic achievement!
The teachers and our principal, Mrs. Mummert, are very proud of our students and their great work! We also look forward to watching the progress of our other classes as they enter the Sumdog and other competitions throughout the school year.
Mr. Terrance Golden
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