Castro number-crunchers win at math competition

Two out of nine Castro Elementary school students won awards and placed in the top 10 percent of competing students at the Math Matters contest held at the Bay Area Technology Magnet School in Oakland on Saturday, Jan. 29, said Principal Judy Crates.

Fifth-grader Chris Jawetz earned 2nd place in the competition and an iPod Touch, while fourth-grader Sean Takada received an honorable mention, ranking him in the top 20 students at the event, Crates said.

Seven other Castro students participated in the math contest: Roberto Cordero, Carmen Garcia, Michelle Kucynski, Caroline Gerrior, Kabir Wagle, Reyhaneh Turner, and Luke Osland; all were tested alongside 182 of some of the brightest fourth- and fifth-grade mathematicians in the Bay Area.


Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Awesome! Mountain View schools rock!

Posted by ucsc mom, a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

congratulations Castro !!!

Posted by Linda, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Congratulations to all of the Castro School participants! Great representation for your school and your community!!

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm

USA is a registered user.


Posted by J.H., a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2011 at 12:10 am

Congratulations Chris Jawetz and Sean Takada!

Posted by CJ, a resident of Castro City
on Feb 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Wow, I am really totally impressed Castro school!! Keep up the great work!! I have to tell my Daughter who attended about ten years ago!! Very cool Cougars!! (right?!)

Posted by MVNative, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

That's so wonderful to hear! Congratulations Chris and Sean!!

Posted by MP, a resident of another community
on Feb 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Great achievement for these kids and their school. Nice to hear about it.

Posted by Sean Takada, a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Chris and I rock!

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