WABASH — Students from Akron and Mentone elementary schools placed high in a recent statewide math competition held February 23 at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.
The competition was broken down into five divisions; blue, green, orange, red and yellow. Each division was based on grade level and school enrollment.
Mentone Elementary took two teams to the competition, one in the yellow division made up of fourth grade students and the other in the red division comprised of fifth grade students. Akron Elementary took one team in the red division made up of both fourth and fifth grade students.
Akron Elementary took first place in the red division with a score of 21 out of a possible 32. The Mentone Elementary yellow division team took third place in the competition, while the red division team took second place behind Akron.
In overall standings, Akron placed 11th and Mentone placed 17th out of 126 schools statewide.
The teams began practicing in January for two to three evenings a week. An invitational was held in early February to help students prepare for the main competition.