RARITAN TWP., NJ – Although some recent meetings of the Flemington-Raritan school board have been contentious, the board recognizes student achievements at many of its meetings.

That was surely the case Monday, when board President Anna Fallon recognized several students for their math achievements in the K-8 district.

In the Continental Math League Competition, the district’s third-graders placed in the top four percent among 359 schools; its fourth-graders placed in the top two percent out of 180 schools; and the fifth-graders placed in the top three percent out of 188 schools across the nation.

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The board recognized fourth-grader Austin Keeth from Barley Sheaf School for placing first nationally in the competition.

In this year's New Jersey Math League, Reading-Fleming Intermediate School ranked high in the competition. The sixth-graders placed ninth out of 32 schools that participated in the state. The board recognized RFIS' top scoring students: Benjamin Sherwood, Andrew Steidle, Advika Patange, Isabella Chen and Christian Ryalls.

The board also commended the district’s gifted and talented math teachers, accelerated math teachers and the math department for their hard work in preparing the students for success.