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Scarsdale Students Make Their Marks in Competition

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Three Scarsdale High School math team students will take part in the New York State Math League competition Saturday at Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin.

Caroline Holmes, Cherie Hu and Koji Shiromoto will head upstate, near Binghamton, to represent Scarsdale High in the event, according to the school district. They were chosen from 10 team members who qualified for the state-level competition. The others are Rebecca Agustin, Michael Bogaty, Brian Chieu, Chenyi Gong, Andrew Guo, Evan Kratzer and Jessica Lam. The students were among 41 from Westchester County chosen to compete at the state level, the district said.

The team won first place in the Westchester County Math League this year. The league consists of teams from 24 schools that meet monthly to solve math problems, the district said. Individuals and teams earn points based on the number of problems they solve correctly. To qualify for the state competition, students must regularly score well in the county competitions, the district said.

Several Scarsdale students have recently taken part in academic competitions around the state.

Scarsdale High student Jamie Tanzer participated in the 22nd Manhattanville Annual Science Competition on April 14 and placed 4th in the Medicine and Health category, the district said.

On April 21, six Scarsdale High Science Research students participated in the annual Tri County Science and Technology Fair at White Plains High School. Competing with about 90 students from 16 area high schools, Todd Morse placed first in the Earth and Space category, Giancarlo Paternoster placed first in Engineering, Spencer Lee placed second in Engineering, Tanzer placed second in Medicine and Health and Roger Pelligrini took second place in the Health/Medicine category and was the second highest scorer overall, the district said.

Scarsdale Middle School students placed seventh in the state, the school's best finish ever, in the Science Olympiad last weekend at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, the district said. The SMS team placed second in Anatomy, third in Optics, fourth in Road Scholar and Helicopter Egg Drop and fifth in Bottle Rocket, Mission Possible and Forestry.

At Edgewood Elementary School, fifth-grader Deborah Zhang, 10, placed eighth in her age category in math in the UNICEF World Education Games, held online in March.

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