This year’s event, held, Friday, February 20, at Enterprise Middle School was no exception.
Compton’s young competitors, grades 1 thru 7, went through several rounds of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and problem solving equations in hopes of winning First Place in their respective contests.
Jefferson Elementary School’s Anthony Luna was all smiles after winning First Place in the first grade competition. “I worked hard. I practiced a lot. Adding and subtracting are easy for me,” he said. “My teacher Ms. Martinez helped me.” He added, “I’m proud of myself.”
Math Bee co-coordinator Anisha Nicolson, curriculum specialist, CUSD Office of Curriculum and Instruction, said all of this year’s math bee contestants made their schools proud. “They all deserve credit for working hard, for being passionate about math, and for striving to do their best,” she said.