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May 8, 2017
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN $4,000 AT SCHOLASTIC OLYMPICS
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Eleanor Roosevelt High School students dominated the 7th Annual
Scholastic Olympics Saturday (5/6) at the College Park Aviation Museum but a Northwestern
High School sophomore won the first place award in math.
Rekik Ziku of Northwestern claimed the top $500 prize and gold medal in the Jeopardy-style,
math-a-thon that focuses on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus and potpourri.
“That girl has a gift; she’s certainly gifted,” said Jake Scott, the math-a-thon moderator who is
the Math Department Chairman at Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, D.C.
“She was spitting those answers out in record time. That was phenomenal. She did a fantastic
job. I was super impressed with that young lady.”