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Canyon Crest Academy places second in national math contest

CARMEL VALLEY — Canyon Crest Academy brought home a silver medal in the 2010 Ciphering Time Trials, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing.
Several of Canyon Crest Academy’s students received individual awards, helping their team to its winning spot among the top schools in the country. In the ninth-grade division, Brandon Zeng placed second, Eric Chen was third, Paolo Gentili placed fourth, Catherine Wu was fifth, and Oliver Ren finished in 11th place.
Thomas Swayze placed second in the 10th-grade division, while in the 12th-grade division Marco Gentili placed sixth. In the 11th-grade division, Henry Maltby placed first, Raymond Wu was 13th, and Anthony Tokman placed 21st.
Canyon Crest Academy’s mathletes will be participating in National Assessment & Testing’s next contest, the 2011 Four-by-Four Competition on Feb. 3, which offers a very similar contest format to teams of four rather than to individual students. In addition, Canyon Crest Academy will be participating in National Assessment & Testing’s final contest of the year, the 2011 Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest, on which the entire school can collaborate for one week, doing research or applying technology as they wish.