The Olympia Math Group from Olympia High School took first place at a recent regional math tournament at The Evergreen State College.
The Nov. 19 competition involved 37 students from five schools in the region — Olympia, Henry Foss, North Thurston, River Ridge and Stadium high schools. Many of the students qualified for the state-level math tournament that will be at Evergreen in April.
Here are the top finishers, according to a news release from the college:
▪ Overall team winners: first place Olympia, also known as OMG; second place Foss; third place North Thurston.
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▪ Freshman/sophomore team winners: first place Foss; second place North Thurston; third place River Ridge.
▪ Overall individual winners: first place Jasper McAvity, Olympia; Frank Lin, Foss; Spencer Johnson, Olympia.
▪ Ninth grade: first place Sabrina Lin, Foss; second place Laurel Ponce, River Ridge; third place John Hammond, River Ridge.
▪ 10th grade: first place Frank Lin; second place Aleksander Leszczak, North Thurston; third place Tommy Pak, North Thurston.
11th grade: first place Jasper McAvity, Olympia; Vin Somasundaram, Olympia; third place Lucas Ehinger, Olympia.
12th grade: first place Spencer Johnson, Olympia; second place Warren Gu, Olympia; third place Kendall Escene, North Thurston.