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* Math Olympians add up to fun day on campus

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A student from Shoreline School District Home Education Exchange program, holds up her sign before going off to compete in the Shoreline Math Olympiad, March 9, 2013. More photos 

About 750 "mathathletes" along with coaches, teachers, family and friends descended on Shoreline College, March 9, 2013 for the 15th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad, cosponsored by the college, Shoreline School District, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation and James Alan Salon.

The crowd gathered at about 8:30 a.m. in the PUB Cafeteria, then marched off to the gym for last-minute instructions before dispersing to classrooms across the campus for hours of math tests. They all reconvened about noon for lunch and a magic show while scores are tallied. Awards were given for first-seventh places in most grade categories, along with team awards and trophies for the schools with the best turnout.

Award presenters included Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert, math faculty members Steven Bogart and Fred Kuczmarski, Shoreline School District Superintendent Sue Walker, Shoreline School Board Member David Wilson and others.

The competition is for students in grades 4-8, including students competing from all of the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park public and private schools. Notable additions this year are students from Parkwood Elementary, participating for the first time in the 15-year history of the event. In a special presentation, event organizers presented the school’s math club advisor with team T-shirts before going off to the first round of competition.

Some students may also participate in the Washington State Math Championships and the Math Is Cool regional and state competitions.

For more information and complete results, visit the Shoreline Math Olympiad website at:

https://sites.google.com/site/shorelinematho/

SCC/Jim Hills

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