Photo courtesy of Methow Valley Elementary School The team. Top row, from left:  Kellen Miles, Sawyer Crandall, Carter Sheley, Graham Sheley Middle row, from left:  Coach Seth Miles, Eamon Monahan, Jayden Hammer, Isaac Simmons, Avery Catlin, Coach Harold Sheley Bottom row, from left:  Alex Dufresne, Macey Crum, Addison Stratman, Connor Herlihy Not pictured:  Madison Strauss

Photo courtesy of Methow Valley Elementary School

The team. Top row, from left:  Kellen Miles, Sawyer Crandall, Carter Sheley, Graham Sheley
Middle row, from left:  Coach Seth Miles, Eamon Monahan, Jayden Hammer, Isaac Simmons, Avery Catlin, Coach Harold Sheley
Bottom row, from left:  Alex Dufresne, Macey Crum, Addison Stratman, Connor Herlihy
Not pictured:  Madison Strauss

The Methow Valley Elementary School fifth-grade Math is Cool team took second place in one of six regional competitions around the state on Saturday (March 19) in Wenatchee. Thirteen regional schools were represented.

The competition consists of individual math tests, mental math, and various team competitions. The school sent three teams of four students each, with the scores from each team combining to create the overall school ranking.

The Methow Valley team missed first place by just four points, and improved on their third-place win last year as fourth-graders. In individual competition, three students placed in the top 20 out of 195 individuals: Kellen Miles finished fourth, Madison Strauss finished 12th, and Sawyer Crandall finished 16th. Harold Sheley coached the team.