Northwest NEWS

May 27, 2002


Woodmoor Elementary mathletes bring home trophies

by Hannah Joo, Woodmoor Elementary Sixth Grade Mathlete
   On March 22 approximately 750 Washington mathletes from all over the state, grades five through eight, surged through the open doors of Blaine High School to compete in the annual Math Olympiad.
   The competition consisted of five tests: geometry, algebra, number sense, probability and potpourri.
   Six hours later, 120 of them would walk out with trophies, plaques or ribbons. Among the winners was the team from Woodmoor Elementary School.
   Three fifth and three sixth grade teams from Woodmoor Elementary School in Bothell were led by coach Greg Fowler and fifth/sixth grade teacher Cathy Draper.
   Overall, Woodmoor had three of its six teams place high enough to bring home trophies.
   After the awards ceremony in Blaine, Mrs. Draper said, "Wow. In all the years we have been coming to the Olypmiad, the most awards the kids have ever earned was two. This time we got four."
   In the fifth grade competition, fifth place went to a Woodmoor team consisting of Shannon Cebron, Robby Gross, Rachael Jackson, and Shail Shah.
   Second place in the sixth grade category went to another Woodmoor team made up of Elliot Surh, Alex Palmer, Chris Fowler, and David Shin.
   The last trophy for Woodmoor was claimed by another sixth grade team which took 14th place. This team consisted of Janelle Sagawa, Hannah Joo, Whitney Kiker, and Phillip Thomas. Additionally, sixth grader David Shin placed fifth in the sixth grade individual competition. For this, he received a well-deserved plaque.
   All of Woodmoor's awards are on display in the trophey case at the school.
   Coaches were Cathy Draper, and Greg Fowler.