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On Jan. 13, 147 students from Nevada County’s public, private and charter schools participated in the countywide Mathematics Tournament. The competitions consisted of problem-solving, geometry and computation for students in grades 5 through 8, with special topics for seventh- and eighth-graders.

Sweepstakes winners were:

Fifth grade: Jean Raymond Kono, Ready Springs



Sixth grade: Reilly Raab, Magnolia Intermediate

Seventh grade: Mark Durham, Chicago Park




Eighth grade: Claire McCammon, Lyman Gilmore Middle School and Daniel Price, Magnolia Intermediate.

First-place winners in problem solving were Gracie Kooi, fifth grade, Cottage Hill School; Emma Arata, Chicago Park School and Reilly Raab of Magnolia Intermediate, sixth grade; Haley Teichert, Grass Valley Charter, seventh grade; Claire McCammon, Lyman Gilmore and Daniel Price, Magnolia, eighth grade.

In geometry, the winners were Grace Clove, Chicago Park, grade 5; C.J. Gillespie, Lyman Gilmore and Reilly Raab, Magnolia, sixth grade; Katie de laveaga, Magnolia, seventh grade; Daniel Price, Magnolia Intermediate, and David Sylvester, Cornerstone Christian, eighth grade.

In computation, winners were Jean Raymond Kono, Ready Springs, fifth grade; Rachel Fabris, Ready Springs, sixth grade; Mark Durham, Chicago Park, seventh grade; Tejasi Patel, Lyman Gilmore, eighth grade.

Special topics winners were Mark Durham, Chicago Park, Ty Madsen, Magnolia, and Ben Thompson, Clear Creek, seventh grade; Michael Degruccio, Pleasant Valley, Dylan Hoy-Bianchi, Nevada City School of the Arts, Claire McCammon, Lyman Gilmore, Mark Oparowski, Pleasant Valley, and Eric Robins, Grass Valley Charter.

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Zoe Van Djik, daughter of Hubert and Jerianne Van Dijk of Grass Valley and a 2003 Nevada Union High School graduate, has been named to the Dean’s List at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo., where she is a freshman.

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Earlier this month, members of the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department visited Horizon Instructional Systems Charter School. Public education officer Kevin Menet instructed students on fire prevention and safety and distributed fire safety checklists, hats and badges to the children at the school. Horizon is a state-accredited charter school.

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Got local education news? Contact David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion.com or 477-4229.


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