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This past week, the first through fourth grade students at St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School (SFHG), Jerseyville, participated in a National Sumdog question competition. There were 22,158 student participants from all over the country.
Sumdog questions are embedded into games, with different games for different learning styles – racing games, cooking games, flying games. Sumdog is all about personalizing the experience for each child. The questions adapt to meet the student where they are, while letting them play. The students play the games with friends, a robot, or kids from across the world. SFHG students fared exceptionally well, while some tested in the top percent of the national competition.
The following are the SFHG students who scored first, second, and third in their class, and in the top 10 percent nationally:
SFHG students national ranks:
1A: Hudson Wittman placed 6,785, Ella Goss placed 6,848, Kainen Klunk placed 7,284.
1B: Luke Bartlett placed 1,530, Corbin Pool placed 5,048, Evan Wilson placed 8,451.
2A: Maci Beckman placed 2,456, Simon Zipprich placed 3,945, Charlie Blackorby placed 3,998.
2B: Brenden Schroeder placed 850, Dylan Goetten placed 1,467, Rayne Mapue placed 1,789.
3A: Gavin Essner placed 176, Liam Wittman placed 648, Dominic Sibley placed 954.
3B: Patrick Slusser placed 1,132, Liam Madix placed 1,754, Evan Burns placed 2,345.
4A: Tate Lorton placed 306, Cole Bartlett placed 648, Sam Wilson placed 954.
4B: Carson Beckman placed 878, Carter Woodson placed 1,942, Wyatt Lahey placed 4,380.
Top ranking students at SFHG were Gavin Essner in first place, Tate Lorton in second place, and Cole Bartlett and Liam Wittman tying for third place.
Other SFHG students who scored in the top 10 percent were Layne Goetten placing 2,052, Quinn Wittman placing 1,017, and Maddy Cronin placing 1,024.
“I am very proud of our students as they exhibited a high level of math knowledge through this competition. We are always looking for creative ways for our students to learn. The Sumdog competition did just that as well as provided data to show how our students are faring among their peers at a national level,” said SFHG Principal Dr. Dennis Cramsey.