Students clean up at math contest
High school students from Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy and Classical Christian Academy cleaned up last Tuesday at North Idaho's College's math department's annual Math Contest.
Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, a public charter school, won top honors in the large school division, outpacing several traditional public high schools that are significantly larger than the academy.
The first place award for the small school division went to the private Classical Christian Academy in Post Falls.
Teams from Lake City High School, Coeur d'Alene High School, Lakeland High School, Post Falls High School, Sandpoint High School, Potlatch High School and Timberlake Junior/Senior High School also participated.
Contestants tackled questions involving algebra, geometry, trigonometry, basic principles of calculus, probability and the math of computers and logic.
The first-place senior in each division received a waiver for tuition and fees at NIC.
First place: Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. Second place: Sandpoint High School. Third place: Coeur d'Alene High School.
First place: Classical Christian Academy. Second place: Potlatch High School. Third place: Timberlake Junior/Senior High School.
Individual Kootenai County
Division I Seniors
Lewis Ellis, first place, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. Nick Induni, honorable mention, Coeur d'Alene High School.
Division II Seniors
Ben Odell, first place, Timberlake Junior/Senior High School. David Bosse, second place, Classical Christian Academy.
Division I Non-Seniors
Kantaporn Praikanarat, first place, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. Brian Smith, second place, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy. Jonah Grubb, third place, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy.
Division II Non-Seniors
Timothy Darrow, first place, Classical Christian Academy. Tyler Dahl, third place, Classical Christian Academy.