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Saint Joseph High School Hosts Annual Math Competition For Area Middle Schoolers

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METUCHEN, NJ - Saint Joseph High School recently hosted its annual mathematics competition for students in grades seven and eight.  There were 228 students from 20 different towns and 27 schools in attendance.  Saint Joseph students were on hand to host the competitors and to assist teachers in grading.

The competition required students to complete an exam consisting of 16 questions of various point values. Topics included algebra, geometry and other miscellaneous elementary mathematics.

Churchill Junior High School in East Brunswick was this year's first place winner. Placing in second and third were Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Edison and Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft.  Top schools were awarded plaques to recognize their achievement.

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Joshua Yi was the first place student. He was awarded a plaque and an Amazon Echo Dot. Second place resulted in a tie and between Rachel Ai and Michael A. Lyga.  Both students were also recognized for their achievement.  

Saint  Joseph High School started this competition in 2007. Since that year, more than 2,700  students have attended. The event is open to schools around New Jersey and gives parents and students a chance to check out Saint Joseph High School.

“It’s a great way to introduce eighth graders to the math department and school in general," Saint Joseph math teacher Roel Mercado said. "Parents also get an inside look at Saint Joe’s and our rigorous academic program.”      

This year’s participating schools included:

Churchill Junior High School

East Brunswick

Edgar Middle School

Metuchen

Franklin Middle School

Somerset

Hillsborough Middle School

Hillsborough

Immaculate Conception School

Somerville

Memorial Middle School

Spotswood

Oak Hill Academy

Lincroft

Plainfield Academy of Arts and Advanced Studies

Plainfield

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

Princeton

St.  Aloysius

Jersey City

School of St. Elizabeth

Bernardsville

St. John the Apostle

Clark

St. Matthias

Somerset

St. Mary Elementary School

Middletown

St. Michael Parish School

Union

St. Stanislaus Kostka

Sayerville

Wardlaw Hartridge School

Edison

Warren Township Middle School

Warren

Woodrow Wilson Middle School

Edison

   

Editor’s Note: Aidan Clee is a student at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen and a contributor to TAPinto Clark.

St. Joseph High School is an advertiser on TAP into Cranford.  For more information about advertising, contact jlobianco@tapinto.net or at 732-447-8784.

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