Both 24 Game Winners from Williamsport Elementary
Posted May 9, 2019
Hagerstown, MD (May 9, 2019) - 5th grader Jeremiah Acquah and 4th grader Hayden Evans made it a clean sweep of the 24 Game championships for Williamsport Elementary School at the 28th annual math challenge on May 1 at Hagerstown Community College(HCC). Approximately 200 students from grades four and five participated in this year’s 24 Game competition, representing 24 Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) elementary schools. In the competition, students combine four numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to equal a total of 24. Fourth grade students used 24 Game cards with single and double digit numbers. Fifth grade students competed with 24 Game cards including double digit numbers and fractions.
Over 50 coaches and proctors volunteered during the event, which included two 10-minute rounds of competition with all students. Following rounds one and two, the 16 top-scoring students at each grade level moved on to the third round with more challenging 24 Game cards. The final round determined the order of the four winners at each grade level.
Prizes for the event (including t–shirts, wristbands, certificates and medals) were sponsored by WCPS. A special thank you is offered to all the administrators, parents/guardians and teachers who helped prepare students for the competition. HCC staff and WCPS Mathematics and Science team members contributed to the event, too. Event moderator Mike McManus, along with grade level coordinators Zachary Stough, Beth Brandenburg and Brian Kelly helped organize and assisted with the event.
Pictured below, top row, Grade 5, l – r: Chase Jefferson (Salem Avenue), Ariella Adjangba-Baker (Williamsport), Makayla Sweeney (Williamsport), Jeremiah Acquah (Williamsport)
Bottom row, Grade 4, l – r: Avi Patel (Paramount), Sophia Aliveto (Boonsboro), Sandeep Sunikumar (Emma K. Doub), Hayden Evans (Williamsport)