Pembina Trails is proud to celebrate with two young math whizzes who have brought home contest prizes this month.
Ruhani Jindal, in Grade 7 at Acadia Junior High, placed first overall in Canada with a perfect score on the Canadian National Mathematics League contest. Acadia’s Grade 7 team placed first in Canada out of 113 schools, and their Grade 8 team placed 19th out of 112 schools.
Ruhani’s accomplishment has left her hungry for more: When asked how she felt about her accomplishment, she said she was “happy and motivated for more challenges.”
Over at École South Pointe School, Grade 5 student Christopher Nesbitt placed first in Caribou Math’s monthly global contest, also with a perfect score. Caribou Math puts on challenges once a month for students in Grades 2 to 12. A total of 7,698 students from 253 schools in 21 countries participated in the April competition at the Grade 5/6 level. Christopher says he did not go in unprepared.
“They always give you a hint before the competition …. They also have practice tests you can take. I always do at least one practice test before the competition.”
Teacher, Lise Trudeau-Balcaen is extremely proud of the additional effort and time Christopher dedicated to these challenges.
“It’s really great that he placed first. He’s smart and dedicated to try his best and I am so happy to see him be successful. He’s always been a strong student, but this gives him that extra motivation to go further and push himself in his learning,” shared Trudeau-Balcaen.
Like his fellow winner Ruhani, Christopher likes challenging himself and was happy about his win, especially since his family took him out for ice cream to celebrate.
Congratulations to both of our April winners!