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Word Master and Math Olympiad Awards

During the June 16, 2016 BOE meeting, Director of the Community Learning Center Mrs. Marion Arbuco awarded trophies and medals to the following high scorers in the Word Master and Math Olympiad programs.  

watch the presentation Video

 

Word Masters is a National Competition for students in grades three thru eight that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Students in the program are introduced to words much higher that their grade level and challenged to use these words in critical thinking exercises and competitions. Approximately 150,000 students compete annually across the United States, in three separate challenges. The following students scored in the top 10%. 

  • Ethan Lin * scored in the top 2%
  • Jessica Caivano
  • Jessica Charalel
  • Gabriel Dong
  • Ingrid Fan
  • Lindsey Horowitz
  • Rajan Lakhani
  • Jack Lawlor
  • Samantha Lee
  • Maeve Mccorry
  • Myles Ng
  • Hannah Pitkofsky
  • Cordelia Prestone
  • Aniket Raj
  • Larissa Reddington
  • Karen Sabile
  • Diya Sharma
  • David Silverman
  • Kathleen Sweet
  • Louis Truong
  • Jacob Tong
  • Andrew Tunks
  • Catarina Vescio
  • James Wu
  • Steven Yu
 

Math Olympiad is a world wide competition that began in 1977 that focuses on teaching strategies for problem solving and fostering mathematical creativity and ingenuity. Approximately 150,000 students worldwide compete in five contests a year. This year, 81,891 students in the United States participated, with 8189 receiving scores in the top 10%. 6 Clarkstown students achieved this ranking, 4 earning Silver Awards (top 10%) and 2 earning Gold Awards (top 2%).  The following students are the top scorers for their school team:

  • Madison Lusk - Bardonia Elementary
  • Ryan Olson - Laurel Plains Elementary
  • Matthew Saya - Laurel Plains Elementary
  • Joseph Tammaro - Laurel Plains Elementary
  • Steven Yu * gold award - Lakewood Elementary
  • Kaeli Ameri * silver award - Lakewood Elementary
  • Jenna Reiss * silver award - Little Tor Elementary
  • Ryan Thomas - Link Elementary
  • Peter Grafstein *silver award - New City Elementary
 
  • Kate O'Leary - Strawtown Elementary
  • Diya Sharma *gold award scored 24/25 - West Nyack Elementary
  • Jessica Caivano - Woodglen Elementary
  • Devan Shah - FFMS Grade 6
  • Chris Thomas * silver award - FFMS Grade 7
  • Louis Truong - FFMS Grade 8
  • Katherine Wu - FFMS Grade 8
  • Victoria Xu - FFMS Grade 8

Thank you to the following CCSD teachers for taking the extra time outside of the school day, to share their loving of learning with our students and teaching the Word Master and Math Olympiad classes.   

  • Kristen McInerney
  • Jennifer Olory
  • Debra Ferrara
  • Jamie Dicembri
  • Tara Prendergast
  • Jennifer Gallagher
  • Elyse Hausner
  • Dr. Marianne Strayton
  • Suzanne McCormack
  • Lia Vartanian
  • Jane Dinnegan
  • Theresa Dowling
  • Heather Allinger
  • Tamra LaRocco
  • Giorgio Errico

 Award Winners       Award Winners

Awad     Medals