Franklin Regional takes top Calcu-Solve individual, team honors |

Franklin Regional takes top Calcu-Solve individual, team honors

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From the left, Connor Canobbio placed third overall, Marissa Mansour placed second overall and Praneel Varshney placed first overall in the Calcu-Solve tournament.
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Franklin Regional students did very well in the recent Calcu-Solve tournament. In front, from left, is Connor Canobbio, Joshua Selvakumar, Chloe Zucco, Praneel Varshney, Carli Ramchandran, Kylie Senge, and Darius Colangelo. In back row are Nichole Poltinnikov, Beyla Holbrook, Sreethi Ramineni, Elaina Ciecierski, Abhinav Komanduri, Thomas Hieber, Atharva Mayekar, Conor Hutchison, and Marissa Mansour;

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.

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