Livingston School Places First in Math Competition
Competing against top schools from throughout NJ, the team from the Livingston-based Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy brought home the winning trophy in the national Math League’s Middle School Competition on January 16. In addition to the team taking first place overall in the competition, several students from the school - including 2 Livingston residents - placed first for their individual grade level.
The 20 middle school students ranging from grades 6-8 competed against approximately 80 other students from throughout Mercer, Morris, and Somerset counties. Participating schools included Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJ, (where the competition was held), Frelinghuysen Middle School, located in Morristown, NJ and Princeton Academy Middle School, Princeton,NJ.
Sponsored by the Math League, a national organization, the three round competition required both individual and team participation, and the students faced extremely challenging questions,often not permitted the assistance of a calculator. Livingston resident, and seventh grader Aaron Dickstein placed first in his grade and had the highest score in the entire contest. Sixth grader and West Orange resident Yogi Sragow placed 1st in his grade level, and eighth grader and Livingston resident Eden Mendelsohn placed 2nd for her grade level. Overall, seven Kushner Academy students placed in the top 16 slots.