The Coast News Group

Canyon Crest Academy tops in math

CARMEL VALLEY — Canyon Crest Academy High School, in the San Dieguito Union School District, placed second in the 2010 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing.
After results from students across the nation were processed, several Canyon Crest Academy students received individual awards. In the ninth-grade division, Paolo Gentili and Brandon Zeng tied for second place, Catherine Wu was ninth, Eric Chen placed 11th, and Oliver Ren finished in 13th place. Thomas Swayze placed eighth in the 10th-grade division, Henry Maltby was seventh in the 11th-grade division, and Marco Gentili placed third in the 12th-grade division. Canyon Crest Academy will be participating in all five of National Assessment & Testing’s contests this year, including the 2010 Team Scramble on Nov. 4 and the 2010 Ciphering Time Trials on Dec. 9.
Coach Brian Shay prepared students for the first major competition of the academic year, in which students worked furiously for 30 minutes, racing to answer 100 problems in a variety of mathematical topics.