On Monday, May 17th, all students in Grades 6-8 took part in the final math competition of the year. It was the last in a series of yearlong challenging University of Waterloo CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing) contests designed for students in Grades 7-12. Sincere thanks are extended to Mr. Kershaw who designed a special Grade 6 online version of the contest so that our youngest students could also benefit from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide.
Results for the CEMC Grade 9 Pascal Contest, which was written in February, also arrived recently. It was pleasing to see that our top three scorers—Sadie Junger, Danica Scully, and Gintaro Takatsu—created a School team that placed third in Nova Scotia. Impressively, our top scorer Sadie Junger placed second as an individual out of a field of 548 students in the province. Way to go, Sadie! And, only days ago, the results of the Grade 9 CEMC Fryer Contest were posted. This contest is marked on solution design as well as correct answers so there is an added challenge. Approximately 50 students in Nova Scotia took part in this competition, and Lucas Martin placed first, and Sadie Junger and Sabine Wellard tied for second out of all students in the province who took part in this challenge. In addition, the top five participants—Lucas Martin, Sadie Junger, Sabine Wellard, William Larder, Elizabeth Hardy and Claire Morton—created a School team whose score earned us first place in the province! It is worth noting that our fourth-place student, William Larder, is currently in Grade 7. William has been a regular participant in all on-campus math enrichment opportunities as well as all virtual Dalhousie University Math Circles events.
I congratulate all students who participated and challenged their problem-solving abilities. Well done! Below is the summary of all contest top scorers at King’s-Edgehill School:
Way to go, Junior School Mathletes!
Grade 9 Pascal Contest (3rd Place team in Nova Scotia):
1st Place: Sadie Junger
2nd Place: Danica Scully
3rd Place: Gintaro Takatsu
Grade 9 Fryer Contest (1st Place team in Nova Scotia):
1st Place: Lucas Martin
2nd Place (tie): Sadie Junger & Sabine Wellard
4th Place: William Larder (Grade 7)
5th Place (tie): Elizabeth Hardy & Claire Morton
Grade 8 Gauss Contest:
1st Place: Alex Graham
2nd Place: Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji
3rd Place: Kai Choo
Grade 7 Gauss Contest:
1st Place: William Larder
2nd Place: Hunter Hood
3rd Place: Ezra Choo
Grade 6 KES Contest:
1st Place: Anthony Wheeler
2nd Place: Mylah Simpkin
3rd Place: Isabella Barker
It has been a great year of mathematical growth for our students. I commend all students for their interest and participation.
Junior School Director