Middle School Minds Impress in Competition
Mathletes Wrap Up a Winning Season
Blake Middle School math teams closed out the math league season with impressive results. The Blake Blue team placed first overall and the Blake Green team came in second place (tied with Robbinsdale). Blake’s Brown team maintained its eighth place standing all season.
According to math league coach Judy-Ann Ehrlich, “We have never seen such a close season, exciting to the bitter end. The mathletes should be very proud of their accomplishments, their team effort and their growth in mathematical skills. They have worked very hard all season!”
Individually, Blake had a number of students place in the top 10 in their league:
1st place (3-way tie with Robbinsdale student): Daniel ‘17, Jackson ‘17
4th place: Niki ‘17
6th place: Ryan ‘16
7th place: Geordie ‘16
9th place: Connor ‘16
10th place: Chinmaey ‘16
The MathCounts competition is just around the corner on Saturday, Feb. 4. The top-qualifying eight students will compete.
Knowledge Bowl Successful at All-Metro Championship
The Blake Middle School Knowledge Bowl Team, coached by Middle School teacher Gary Nash, competed at the Minnesota ECSU, ”Success Beyond the Classroom,” all-metro championship meet in January. Three Blake squads participated among 46 teams from 13 schools. After one written round of questions and three oral rounds of head-to-head competition, the Blake Bears team claimed the third-place trophy. In addition, the Blake team won the overall first-place trophy for the mathematics portion of the competition.
Knowledge Bowl is an interdisciplinary academic competition that promotes academic excellence and tests students’ recall and problem solving abilities, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Points are earned by answering questions in math, science, history, geography, literature, and grammar.