Franklin Regional takes top Calcu-Solve individual, team honors
Franklin Regional students took the top three individual honors and top two team honors during a Calcu-Solve event hosted by Derry Area chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, or PAGE.
The local fourth- and fifth-graders used critical thinking skills to solve higher-level mathematics questions as they competed against students from the Derry Area, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Salem, Kiski Area, Penn Trafford, and Southmoreland school districts.
In the individual competition, Praneel Varshney of Heritage Elementary took first place, Marissa Mansour of Newlonsburg finished second, and Connor Canobbio of Sloan finished third.
The first-place team was made up of Marissa, Praneel and Heritage students Thomas Hieber and Darius Colangelo. The second-place team featured Connor and Sloan students Conor Hutchison, Abhinav Komanduri, and Atharva Mayekar.
Elaina Ciecierski, Nichole Poltinnikov, Joshua Selvakumar, Kylie Senge and Chloe Zucco also represented the district in the competition.