Student members of J.F. Cooper Elementary School's 5th grade math club, Math Mania, earned multiple first place awards at the Perennial Math Tournanment at Rowan University on April 22, 2017. The 10 student members of Math Mania, Jakayla Adams, Mohit Pathak, Jason Adams, Eva Fields, Reno Rudi, Valerie Wang, Ty Lawrence, Liam Gonzalez, Garv Signal and David Borsky, all participated in the tournament. Mohit Pathak placed 1st in the 5th grade individual competition out of 33 fifth graders competing from throughout the state. Team 22, pictured – Jakayla Allen, Mohit Pathak, Jason Adams, Reno Rudi and Eva Fields – placed 1st out of 12 teams in the fifth grade team competition. The first place winners now have the option of competing at the national competition. Congratulations to all of the Math Mania members and to club advisers Mrs. Christine Guglielmucci, Mrs. Jill Trainor, and Ms. Asia Brown!
Fifteen 6th graders from Beck participated in the Perennial Math Tournament as well. Beck dominated the 6th grade individual competition, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Beck also won the 6th grade group competition with a perfect score. The students are now eligible to take part in the national competition in May. Winners are: 3rd place – Trey Davis-Cortez; 2nd place – Derrin Lerner, Sean Kunz; 1st place – Grant Yoon; Group Competition – Daniel Cohen, Grant Yoon, Rami Awad, Sean Kunz and Derrin Lerner. Congratulations to all!