Gold Stars

June 1, 2010

By Staff

Catie Raissipour and Jessi Wanamaker

Catie Raissipour, at right, and Jessi Wanamaker, two freshman at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus showed support for others by participating in this year’s Day of Silence April 16.

The two made short-sleeved shirts to show their support and sported them around campus.

The Day of Silence is a national day promoting tolerance for and recognizing the equality of students who have various sexual orientations. The day focuses on ending lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

Cascade Ridge Elementary School Math Team

Proving they have the numbers to do what it takes, Cascade Ridge Elementary School Math Olympiad teammates raked in the honors at the state Math Olympiad competition May 1.

Congratulations to Annie Xia, Katey Jansma, Devyn Pong, Michelle Laqab, Andy Schwartz and Lisette Jones for winning ribbons of excellence in the problem-solving category and Kunal Gupta, Jill Streamer and Rithvik Nallapareddy for winning a medal of superiority in problem solving.

The teams were also awarded ribbons of excellence for algebraic sense, probability and statistics, geometric sense, measurement and number sense and for short-answer problem solving. The teams were given outstanding marks for the algebra and problem solving categories.

Melissa Myers coached the team with help from volunteer Rajeev Goel.

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