National Contest Winners

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The district congratulates the students enrolled in James Longo's fifth-grade class at Duffield Elementary School for securing the first-place title in Sumdog USA’s National Math Contest, successfully outscoring 1,233 other classes from across the United States.

In addition, two of Mr. Longo's students, Jaime Canas and Andrew Kwanza, received scores that placed them in top 10 spots among the 25,360 participating students. Mr. Longo's class has come in first place for regional contests in the past, but this was their first time entering a national contest.  

Sumdog provides a way for young students to practice math skills while playing fun, math-related games against friends, classmates or students from around the world. Games are individualized for each child’s ability level, so users can play against opponents who have the same skills. 

“I strongly believe that Sumdog is a great way to motivate my students to practice their skills and improve their speed and accuracy,” said Mr. Longo.