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While the Oregon High School math team has a reputation for being No. 1 when it comes to numbers, a young crop of mathematicians is showing they can crunch them with the best, too.

Last month, a group of 16 fifth-and sixth-graders from Rome Corners Intermediate and Forest Edge Elementary School dominated their regional math meet; the team’s first math meet in more than two years. Panther mathematicians rose to the occasion, securing first and second place as teams and garnering each of the top five individual scores on their way to earning a spot in the Mega Math Meet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Thursday, May 19.

Individual top scorers were: Erik Jacobson - 1st (grade 5); Tristan Harm - 2nd (grade 6); Reese Hoernemann - 3rd (grade 6); Daniel Schuetz - 4th (grade 6) and Isaac Radel - 5th (grade 6).

Oregon’s first place team was: Brady Flugaur (5), Keaton Chard (5), Harm (6) and Jacobson (5); top row, from left: Radel (6), Schuetz (6), Hoernemann (6) and Eli Hawkins (5).

Oregon’s second place team was: Kaleb Lisowski (5,; Vinnie Berning (5), Annika Monte (6) and Isaac Van Heuklon (5); top row, from left: Katie Krueger (5), Jackson Lathrop (6), Jacob Schmidt (6) and Kaylee Parsons (6).

“I am so proud of these mathletes,’” RCI advanced learning specialist Missy Legler wrote in an email to the Observer. “From OHS to RCI/FES, our math students are top notch.”

Contact reporter Scott De Laruelle

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