In this week's Middle School Focus assembly, Head of Middle School Renée Price announced that a group of Princeton Day School students were recognized at both a Regional and National level by the Continental Math League (CML), an organization that helps students improve their reading comprehension and problem solving skills. The students recognized at a Regional level missed one question out of all five meets: Jai Kasera '23, Samuel Tang '22, and Gavin Yang '23. The students who received National Awards got every question correct in all five meets: Aaron Phogat '21, Navaneeth Rajan '23, and Liz Zhao '24.
Ms. Price also announced that the Mathcounts Club for fifth and sixth grade, led by MS Math teacher Jessica Clingman, achieved Gold Level Status in the National Math Club. All members participated in a Gold Level Scavenger Hunt and received certificates. In June, the school will receive a Gold Level banner and trophy to honor this accomplishment.
Finally, the Middle School learned that Jacques Hughes '21 was awarded a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Award's National Silver Key for excellence in poetry. More than 330,000 works were submitted, and his work was recognized at the national level as among the most outstanding work submitted among his peers. The award's program director indicated they are pleased to honor Jacques' creative talents in his winning poem, entitled "The Goodnight Kiss."