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Education

St. Paul's Lutheran students take 1st in national online math competition

BROOKFIELD – St. Paul's Lutheran, 9035 Grant Ave., recently announced that students in seventh and eighth grades secured their school's first place position in a national online math competition held by the free educational games website SumDog.

At total of 21 students in Pastor Brondos' seventh and eighth grad algebra classes participated in the competition Jan. 22, facing off against 864 other schools. Nearly 50,000 students in all participated, according to a news release from the school.

St. Paul's students answered a total of 18,829 questions correctly in the competition. The school's overall scores were the average number of correct answers out of the number of students in the school. At least 15 students from the school were required to participate.

The top 5 schools were:

1st: St. Paul's Lutheran School in Illinois

2nd: Willow Lane Elementary in Pennsylvania

3rd: Wheeler County Elementary School in Georgia

4th: St. Joseph School in Washington

5th: Thomas Ditson Elementary in Massachusetts

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