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Pointers Run students show numerical prowess at Math Olympiad [Clarksville]

Pointers Run Elementary School students in fourth- and fifth-grade GT Math classes were among nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate in this year's Math Olympiad. The competition consists of five monthly contests from November through March consisting of five unusual and difficult problems designed to help students learn to think creatively.

Several students received national awards for excellence in the elementary division and the fifth-grade team was named to the National Math Olympiad Honor Roll for ranking in the top 10 percent of all teams.

A gold pin was awarded to Daniel Osheroff, Joelle Popa, Ben Recht, Willie Morales and Matthew Zhou. This extraordinary group scored in the top 2 percent of Math Olympiad competitors.

Silver pins were awarded to Kartic Gupta, Justin Meyer, Sebastian Silberman, Jordan Cosgrove, Justin Kim, Rohan Uttamsingh, Ty Nachenberg, Austin Weltz, Matthew Onufrak, Tibor Mester, Shyam Pillai, Glen Lee, Tyler Yost, Adam Luo, Jace Franco, Robby Taylor, Annabel Smoot, Abigail Bond, James Greenwood and Zachary Newman for being in the top 90-97th percentiles.

Congratulations to all competitors and especially to Willie Morales, one of only a handful of students to earn the prestigious Dr. George Lenchner Medallion for a perfect score. Looks like we may have some budding mathematicians and a creative genius or two among us

The free Friday, July 5, summer concert in River Hill shopping center will feature BG & the Mojo Hands playing blues and swing music from 6 to 8 p.m. Look for Ellis Woodward's kids show on July 12. All are welcome to enjoy the fun.

The Frederick Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, which includes Howard County, will meet Saturday, July 6, at the Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House on Genesis Lane in Frederick beginning at 10 a.m. The topic is Members Memories of Declaration of Independence Days.

Do you have memories of family road trip vacations? My most memorable was from Florida to California and back.

Lest I detour down Memory Lane, let's move on. Be sure to email your summer road trip or other vacation happenings to share.

Christ Lutheran Church on Route 108 in Clarksville is inviting children pre-kindergarten through grade eight to take a free Road Trip: Route 3:16 during summer Bible camp July 8 through 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Register at or call 301-854-2100.

Parents of kids into the Wild West may opt to drive to Columbia Presbyterian Church on Route 108 near Centennial Park for SonWest Roundup, Monday, July 8, through July 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register children entering kindergarten through fifth grade at or call 410-730-6004 for more information.

This vacation Bible school schedule is a little different. Colossal Coaster World will take place at New Hope Church, 12350 Hall Shop Road, every Saturday starting July 13 through Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the multipurpose room. To learn more, go to or email



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