The Beach Elementary 4thgrade team and the Mt. Harmony Elementary 5thgrade team earned the top spots in the 21stAnnual Elementary Mathematics Challenge.In this year’s event, which is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and Calvert County Public Schools, 147 4thand 5thgraders competed in teams of seven to complete individual and team challenges that involve problem solving, computation and critical thinking skills.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “This is an outstanding event. Our students love to complete. Thanks, SMECO.”

The winners are:

Grade 4 Team WinnersSponsors

1st– Beach Elementary SchoolJen Humphries

2nd– Mt. Harmony Elementary SchoolKim Bracey

3rd– Barstow Elementary SchoolKelly Short

4th– Huntingtown Elementary SchoolJill Gabrielson

5th– Mutual Elementary SchoolMary Freeland

Grade 5 Team Winners

1st– Mt. Harmony Elementary SchoolKristi Kahler

2nd– Sunderland Elementary SchoolMelissa Sydnor

3rd– Windy Hill Elementary SchoolNancy Sorzano

4th– Plum Point Elementary SchoolSharon Finlayson

5th–Barstow Elementary SchoolSteve Morris

Grade 4 Individual Winners

1st– Oliver Diamond, Windy Hill Elementary School

2nd– Zachary Rushworth, Dowell Elementary School

3rd– Boris Nusinzon, Mt. Harmony Elementary School

Grade 5 Individual Winners

1st– Hogan Joo, Mt. Harmony Elementary School

2nd– Grace Wood, Mt. Harmony Elementary School

3rd– Luke Erly, Sunderland Elementary School

Top ScorerGrade 4Grade 5

Barstow Andrew Merranko Ray Holmberg

Beach Julie HurleyArcher Pendleton

CalvertMadelyn Crawford

DowellZachary Rushworth Brett Sheranko

Huntingtown Tanner Chapman Grace Minakowski

Mt. Harmony Boris Nusinzon Hogan Joo

Mutual Emma Mattingly Sarah Davis

Plum Point Rondy LeAidan Moreland

St. Leonard Jayden Bradford Hunter Reed

Sunderland Lucas Pletcher Luke Erly

Windy Hill Oliver Diamond Aiden Markowitz