Students medal at academic Olympics

London wasn’t alone in handing out medals for the Olympics this year. Frenchtown Elementary School

students received several for their placement in an academic national Olympiad. The competition is run by the Continental Math League and is a series of tests that in addition to math include a National Geography Challenge, National Language Arts League, and National Science League.

The Frenchtown School National Olympiad teams in grades 2 through 5 won national team and individual awards in various categories.

Frenchtown second graders took second place in the National Science League and won the National Language Arts Olympiad. Ari Lederfeind was a national winner in both categories.

For third grade, students Siri Setty and Aldo Espino won individual recognition in Language Arts. Fourth grade students Tanvika Vegiraju and Marius Siscar won awards in Language Arts, and Mina Song took national honors for Geography.

Ian Connolly, a fifth-grade student, was an individual winner for Language Arts.

Frenchtown Assistant Principal Diane Strever said the tests were administered during open class periods and were open to any students wishing to participate.