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Math games a Plus for Lexington Elementary School

LEXINGTON — Lexington Elementary School had quite a few math awards to add up at the end of this school year.

Several students won top First In Math honors in the school, state and nation. This year, LES solved more than 3.1 million math problems using the online program that uses games and competition to reinforce concepts.

LES placed fourth in the state in the number of points earned through First In Math. Fifth-Grader Jeet A. Sridhar finished first in the school, sixth in the state and 14th in the nation with 40,457 points earned. He also earned second place in the Family Team category.

Placing second at LES was Third-Grader Ashwin S. Chidambaram. He finished in first place for South Carolina third-graders and 12th in the nation with 33,092 points earned, also winning a second-place award in the Family Team category.

Fourth-Grader John G. Gardner came in third place for LES. He ranked as the top fourth-grader in the state and finished 17th in the nation with 32,789 points.

Rounding out LES’s top five, Fourth-Grader Melissa Saha placed fourth at LES, second in the state and 18th in the nation with 32,567 points, while Third-Grader Justin D. Goodwin scored 19,941 points to finish in fifth place at LES. Goodwin also won the first-place Family Team award for the school, state and district.

First-Grader David J. Elrod and Second-Grader Kaidyn J. Cox won in their grade categories at LES.

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