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Thornell Road Elementary School Students Win NYS First in Math Tournament!

Students with winning medals

Congratulations to Thornell Road Elementary School (TRE) students Naveen Madhavan, Herene Shim, and Kazimir Povelaites for winning 1st place in the NYS First in Math Tournament on May 20, 2023!  Coached by Jaya Madhavan (Naveen's Dad) and Johanna Mahan (TRE Instructional Challenge teacher), they won a combined total of $6,ooo for Thornell Road Elementary ($1,000 in the first round in March and $5,000 at the Finals in Albany). They also got to meet Robert Sun, the inventor of the 24 Game and creator of First in Math. 

“They represented Pittsford Schools in the most amazingly brilliant way possible and have so much to be proud of,” said TRE Elementary Math and Science Standards leader Dennise Zobel who served as proctor for this hardworking group of students.