WEST CHICAGO – Students in West Chicago Elementary School District 33's Gifted and Talented fifth-grade math cluster recently placed third in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state math competition.
The council sponsors the competition throughout the school year. It consists of three contests in which students compete as individuals and teams to solve a series of story problems.
District 33 math-cluster students from across all of the district's elementary schools competed in all three contests this year. At the completion of the three contests, the fifth-grade cluster finished in third place.
District 33 students competed against other public and private elementary schools at their grade level, as well as schools for the gifted throughout Illinois.
The students and their teachers, Kerry Duffey and Kathy Grogan, were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the June 5 Board of Education meeting.
“I am so proud of the kids and all of their hard work," Duffey said.