Twenty-four James Valley Christian School math students placed in the top five of their grade in the 2017 Association of Christian School’s International Math Olympics.
Students competed in either Reasoning or Computation.
In Grade Three Reasoning, Andie Aughenbaugh placed first, and Regan Rink placed second. In Grade Four Reasoning, JVC took the top three spots as Alexa Goertz earned first, Tayne Herrmann placed second, and Elaina Hohm took third place. Landon Wallman won first place while Abby Hasart and Colleen Wipf took fourth and fifth in Grade Six Reasoning. JVC took the top three in Grade Seven Reasoning with Brenna Held in first, McKenzie Hofer in second, and Melissa Thompson taking third. And in Grade Eight Reasoning, Kerstyn Fast and Seth Mendel were still tied for first after a tie-breaking round. Jake Williams earned second place.
In Grade Three Computation, Ava Ulvestad took first place while Belle Niederbaumer came in third. JVC swept the first three places in Grade Four Computation. Jerrad Wallman was in first, Kaylie Robinson took second, and Ben Kleinsasser earned third place. Olivia Rink won third and Cassie Stahl took fifth in Grade Six Computation. Jevin Goertz received third while Jolie Dowling got fifth in Grade Seven Computation. And in Grade Eight Computation, Jesse O’Neill earned first place.