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Thomas J. Lahey Elementary recently hosted a PTA-sponsored Math 24 Game Night where students demonstrated their mathematic abilities and challenged their peers in a fun and educational environment.

Leading up to the event, fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Lahey Enrichment Academic Program’s math program volunteered before school, for three Fridays, to assist students in Kathleen Bulfin’s and Nancy Sordi’s third-grade LEAP math classes in playing the Math 24 Game.

Coordinated by LEAP teacher Christine Mayr, more than 100 third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students put their mathematic skills to the test as they participated in several rounds of competitive game play. More than 30 Harborfields High School students volunteered their time to act as judges and proctor students as they played.   

Following the two-hour event, three students from each grade emerged as the Math 24 Game first-place trophy winners. Congratulations to fifth-grader Caleb Kapen, fourth-grader Brooke Cheskes and third-grade student Emily Xie for demonstrating outstanding mathematic skills.

In addition, medals were distributed to the following students who placed in the top four of their grade. Second place went to Matthew Lusby, Lucy MacInnes and Aidan Smith, while third place was awarded to Matthew Cooke and Samantha Urmaza and Owen Walter. Fourth-place honors were granted to Bridget Hickey, Megan Hickey and Mia McNally.