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Daniel Wang, Jr. - 2016 Champion


Daniel Wang - 2016 Top Player
Congratulations to 2016 First In Math Online Program National Champion DANIEL WANG, JR.

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Congratulations to the 2015-2016 #1 First In Math player in the nation, all grades, DANIEL WANG, JR! When the contest ended on April 29, he had earned a total of 55,695 stickers.

The dedicated fifth-grader attends Our Lady of Calvary School in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. A very hard worker who excels in all of his subjects, Daniel is an outstanding math student, according to his teachers.

This was Daniel’s first year at Our Lady of Calvary; he previously attended Philadelphia’s A. L. Fitzpatrick School and attained a FIM National Ranking of #2 in 2015 and #9 in 2014. Outside of school, Daniel enjoys baseball and watching NASCAR races.

“To win this award—especially at such a young age—takes incredible focus and great resolve, " says First In Math creator Robert Sun. “Young people like Daniel make me proud, and keep me hopeful for our nation’s future.”

Daniel’s father also participated in First In Math and was the #2 Family Link player! Together, Daniel and his father earned 110,394 stickers! In addition to the All Star trophy, Wang will receive an Apple iPod.


Albert Wang - 2015 Champion


2015 #1 Plaer in the nation, Albert Wang
Congratulations to 2015 National Champion ALBERT WANG.

WESTON, FL—The 2014/2015 #1 First In Math player in the nation, all grades, is ALBERT WANG! Wang earned 56,808 stickers—an incredible accomplishment—and received the coveted First In Math All Star Award. Wang's team, KUDO53FL, was ranked #5 in the nation. 

The talented fifth-grader attends perennial FIM powerhouse Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston, Florida. His teacher, Lisa Weingartner, is extremely proud of Albert. "He has a passion for math, but he also plays the piano and is an exceptional composer, having won awards in both areas."

In addition to the All Star trophy, Wang will receive an iPod Touch, and meet FIM creator Robert Sun in person. "It will be an honor to meet Albert," says Sun. "Students who succeed at this level are dedicated, focused and have great resolve—qualities I greatly admire."


Josephine Nguyen - 2014 Champion


PHILADELPHIA, PA—For an unprecedented third year in a row, the #1 First In Math Online Program player in the Nation, all grades, is Josephine Nguyen! The St. Cecilia sixth-grader earned 60,821 stickers from September 2013 to April 2014—more than any student or teacher has ever earned.

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Nguyen’s father Joseph watches as she plays “Into The Vortex” on the First In Math program website. Photo © Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nguyen was featured in a story published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has received the highest praise from Mary Cihak, her honors math teacher, and from FIM inventor Robert Sun himself. “One of the things that makes Josephine remarkable is that she played every module perfectly, managing to milk the maximum number of stickers from each one,” says Sun.

Next year, other players should take heart, because Nguyen is cutting them a break. She won’t try and win the FIM National All Star award four years in a row because, as she says with characteristic humility, “I want to give other kids a chance.”


Josephine Nguyen - 2013 Champion


PHILADELPHIA, PA—For the second year in a row, the 2012/2013 #1 First In Math player in the Nation, all grades, is Josephine Nguyen! As of April 30, Nguyen earned 51,456 stickers—the most ever earned in the program by a student. Nguyen topped nearly 1.5 million students competing this season.

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FIM creator Robert Sun recently met with Nguyen and her family at his corporate offices in Easton, PA. Sun gave her two books that he says shaped his outlook about the path to success.

Last year, Nguyen was the youngest player ever to achieve the #1 National rank.  Now a fifth-grader, she attends St. Cecilia School, which is part of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Teacher Mary Cihak says that other than asking questions about a few difficult games such as Area/Perimeter 2D, Nguyen worked hard on her own to earn every sticker. “Sometimes I am shocked at what she can do.”

Strategy is the key to becoming a top player, and First In Math’s ‘wheel’ games are an important part of the equation. “In the wheel games, you have to make 9 wheels on each play and earn the most stickers every time,” explains Nguyen.

Considering the fact that Nguyen spent an estimated 1,000 hours or more earning stickers, it would be easy to assume that math is her favorite subject, but she says that is not the case. “Spelling is my favorite subject,” she admits with a shy smile.

In addition to personal gifts from Sun, Nguyen again took home the FIM All Star Award and an Apple iPod, which she gave to her father to honor him on Father’s Day.


Josephine Nguyen - 2012 Champion


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2012 National Champion Josephine Nguyen pictured with (l to r): Teacher Patricia Given; her father, Joseph; Robert Sun and Principal Sister Catherine Clark(Photo © Suntex Int. Inc.)

PHILADELPHIA, PA-The 2011/2012 #1 First In Math player in the Nation, all grades, is Josephine Nguyen! Nguyen earned an amazing 49,270 stickers-the most ever earned in the program by a student-besting her nearest competitor by nearly 2,000 stickers.

The focused fourth-grader has attended St. William Catholic Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since Kindergarten. She will attend St. Cecilia School next year. Nguyen, who was only nine when the contest ended in April, is the youngest player ever to achieve the #1 National rank. She was ranked 4th in the nation last year as a third-grader, and received a FIM All Star award.

She received an Apple iPod Touch, a book, a 24 Game pin and a special 24 Game Anniversary Edition signed by Robert Sun.


Yuriy Glukhov - 2011 Champion


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2011 National Champion Yuriy Glukhov poses for a photo with Robert Sun.
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Sixth-grader Yuriy Glukhov earned more than 47,500 stickers in the First In Math® Online Program en route to becoming the 2010/2011 Top Player in the Nation, All Grades. He outplayed more than one million students who participated during the school year.

Glukhov attends school at Greenview Upper Elementary School in Ohio's South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District. Math Coordinator Annemarie Mockler says he is an incredibly dedicated student, and really enjoys the challenge First In Math provides.

Glukhov's parents, teachers and classmates applauded as he received the FIM All Star Award, a gold medal and 24® Game hat, as well as the Grand Prize, an Apple® iTouch.      


James O'Shea - 2010 Champion


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2010 Champion James O'Shea is congratulated by Robert Sun. (Photo © Suntex Int. Inc.)

Eighth-grader James O'Shea outperformed his peers across the nation to claim the title of #1 Player in the First In Math® Online Program for the 2009-2010 school year! O'Shea was runner-up last year, and this is his third appearance in the National Top Ten. O'Shea received the Grand Prize-an Apple® iTouch-in addition to his National All Star award.

O'Shea, who attends St. Laurence School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, built a considerable cushion and led the field for several months, amassing 42,000 stickers as of the April 30 First In Math competition deadline. "I was very determined to win and excited to start playing at the beginning of the year," says O'Shea, who adds that he is going to miss not playing First in Math next year.

O'Shea will attend Devon Preparotory School in the fall, and hopes to attend Princeton when he graduates high school.


Ao Kong - 2009 Champion


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School-Based Teacher Leader Eleanor Castelberry, Robert Sun, Ao Kong, Principal Carol Domb and FIM Ambassador Cred Dobson. (Photo courtesy Matt Seaver-Studio XI Photography)

Eighth-grader Ao Kong outperformed more than 300,000 of her peers nationwide to claim the title of #1 Player, All Grades, in the First In Math® Online Program-AGAIN! Kong is the program's first two-time winner, scoring her victories back-to-back in the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 school years. Kong, who attends General George A. McCall Elementary in the School District of Philadelphia's Central City Region, led the field for months, ending up with a whopping 44,860 stickers as of the April 30 First In Math "Top Ten" competition deadline.

When asked if she wanted a second Apple iTouch, the Grand Prize, Kong opted for something that would recognize her unique status as a two-time #1 Player instead. Kong was presented with a crystal award for 'Extraordinary Mathematics Achievement in the First In Math® Online Program.' The award, says Sun, almost does not seem enough. "I don't know if I can explain the staggering amount of effort, patience and perseverence that went into this achievement. Anyone who thinks this was easy should be aware of the fact that Ao solved approximately 135,000 math problems, up to and including two-step algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to earn the top spot."

This is the third year in a row Kong has achieved National All-Star status in the program. She is looking forward to attending Central High School in the Fall.


Ao Kong - 2008 Champion


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Seventh-grader Ao Kong outperformed nearly 250,000 of her peers across the nation to claim the title of #1 Player in the First In Math® Online Program for the 2007-2008 school year! First In Math creator Robert Sun presented Kong with a "First In Math National All-Star" award, and the Grand Prize, an Apple iTouch®.

"During our conversation, Ao and I discovered some pretty amazing similarities," explains Sun, who met Kong at a special luncheon. "I moved to Philadelphia from Shanghai, China when I was nine, as did Ao. Both her parents are physicians, as were mine. I love chocolate, and my favorite color is blue," says Sun. "Me too," says Ao, momentarily flashing her trademark reserved smile.

According to McCall Elementary School-Based Teacher Leader Eleanor Castelberry and Principal Carol Domb, Ao is a great student in all subject areas, not just math. Ao's father says that his daughter was very determined, and spent hours on the computer every night. When asked if winning the Apple iTouch® was the motivation for her incredible achievement Ao answered, "No. I just wanted to be #1." She says she planned her strategy at the beginning of the school year, and never waivered.

Kong, who attends General George A. McCall Elementary in the School District of Philadelphia's Central City Region, led the field for several months, amassing 33,511 stickers as of the April 30 First In Math "Top Ten" competition deadline. She also achieved National All-Star status last year, finishing among the Top Ten players in the nation as a sixth-grader.


Hannah Sonsalla - 2007 Champion


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Hannah Sonsalla held the rank of #1 player, ALL GRADES, for several months, prevailing over close to 200,000 1st- through 8th-grade students across the country. She ended the 2007 FIM season with 24,408 stickers-the most ever earned in the program-besting her nearest competitor by nearly 1,000 stickers.

Hannah attends Sandhill School in Stoughton, Wisconsin. She participates in many academic teams, including Knowledge Masters and 24 Challenge®. "Hannah is amazing at the 24® game, she knows each card as soon as it hits the table," says former teacher Lynda Oleinik, a Talented and Gifted Programming Specialist. At the district 24 Challenge® tournament, she easily won and advanced to the Greater Dane County tournament. There she met 4th graders from surrounding districts. "Kids learned quickly that if they were going to get a single card at a table where Hannah was playing, they had to tap in on the card and then hope to be able to give the final fact and solve the card. The same happened this year at the 5th grade tournament, where Hannah took almost every point available to her in the rounds."

The energetic fifth-grader balances her time between many other activities, including 4-H, piano and Girl Scouts.


Shonak Patel - 2006 Champion


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Seventh-grader Shonak Patel of Nitschmann Middle School in Bethlehem, PA, grabbed the #1 spot nationally among ALL grades in the First In Math Online Program near the end of the 2006 season. Shonak amassed a total of 22,572 stickers. Only six students nationwide topped the 20,000-sticker mark during the 2005/2006 school year!

Shonak has a developmental disability called Asperger Syndrome, sometimes known as high-functioning autism. In 2005, he topped Carnegie Mellon University's summer math program for gifted students during a week-long contest. But he says the high point of his life was when 24® Game inventor Robert Sun sent him a personally-signed 24® game set during the 2006 school year.

"To succeed, you must play patiently," explains Shonak, "as it does not matter what rank you hold in the first few months!"

 


Vladamir Flys - 2005 Champion


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Seventh-grader Vladamir Flys achieved celebrity status as a national math superstar with the First In Math® Online Program. Flys looked stunned as he was awarded a gold medal in front of two TV news cameras for becoming the #1 student in the entire nation-all grades. Flys surpassed more than 105,000 elementary and middle school students currently competing in the program in 25 states.

He found his inspiration after reading a front-page article on First In Math awards presented to a Philadelphia fifth-grader. "I thought I could still make it to #1 on First In Math, which I liked so much. So for a month, sometimes 7 hours a night, I played and played until I beat him," Flys exclaimed.

Born in the Ukraine, Flys' family moved to the United States almost two years ago, after living in Argentina for about ten years. Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish, Flys is currently an ESL (English as a Second Language) student, and he strives to succeed in not only mathematics, but in other subjects at Baldi MIddle School in Philadelphia.


If you are a Principal or Team Leader and would like to nominate someone for consideration in the HONORABLE MENTION list, please email all appropriate information to info@firstinmath.com. Before we can publish a student's name in the list, we will contact you to provide a signed parental consent form. 


Honorable Mention

2016

Players
Daniel Wang, Jr (PA)
Aiza Khalil (CA)
Vy Trinh-Nguyen (PA)
Prisha Ramasamy (CA)
Anirudh Balachandra Rao (PA)
Sharvaa Selvan (FL)
David Rodriquez (CA)
Kevin Wu (PA)

Team Leaders
Maribel C. Ordonez (NJ)
Umbrenda Fisher (MD)
Annejeanette Washington (FL)
Samuel Allison (FL)
Jeff Keyes (PA)
Adam Yaller (PA)
Lisa Weingartner (FL)
Marcos Cortez (CA)
Stephani Snyder (VA)
Lisa Leider (FL)

TOP EDUCATOR PLAYERS
Chris Sakers (MD)
Susan Whited (VA)
Carol A Lauck (PA)
Mickey Komins (PA)
Mary Higgins (PA)
Randall J. Baker (FL)
John Lewis (PA)
James Scanlon (PA)

HONORABLE MENTION
Sister Georgiana Connell (PA)

Schools
Our Lady Of Calvary School (PA)
Brywood Elementary School (CA)
St Monica School (PA)
Watkins Elementary School (DC)
Eastshore Elementary School (CA)
Hershey Primary ES (PA)
Manatee Bay Elementary (FL)
Jefferson Elementary School (CA)
Upper Merion Middle School (PA)
St Cyril of Alexandria School (PA)


2015

Players
Daniel Wang (PA)
Ashish Panchumarthy (GA)
Ella Tominac-Ural (PA)
Pranav Jothi (VA)
Vy Trinh-Nguyen (PA)
Ani Rudh Rao (PA)
Samantha Brown (PA)
Trey Miller (MD)
Joseph Baker (PA)

Team Leaders
Maribel C. Ordonez (NJ)
Umbrenda Fisher (MD)
Adam Yaller (PA)
Annejeanette Washington (FL)
Lisa Weingartner (FL)
Shairin Brown (FL)
Tyrail Thomas (GA)
Samuel Allison (FL)
Guadalupe Vecchitto (CA)
Michelle Martin (PA)

Schools
Manatee Bay ES (FL)
Baldi MS (PA)
Indian Trace ES (FL)
Franklin Towne Elem Chtr (PA)
Wilson MS (PA)
Umana (Mario) Academy (MA)
St. Francis Desales (PA)
Frank ES (PA)
Cedarville ES (IN)
Luella ES (GA)
Antonia Pantoja Chtr (PA)
St. Laurence School (PA)
St. Aloysius ES (NJ)
Mountain View ES (NJ)
Plantation Park ES (FL)
Bishop Mussio Ctl Jh Sch (OH)
St. Veronica School (PA)
Notre Dame de Lourdes (PA)
St. Pius X School (CA)
Mother of Providence (PA)
Sacred Heart School (PA)
Hale Community School (MN)
Waynesville MS (OH)
St. Theresa School (CA)
St. Gabriel's School (PA)


2014

Players
Shangyu Andrew Xu (CT)
Julia Long (MD)
Thanusha Mathiyalagan (CA)
Aiko Yamauchi (PA)
Pranav Sundararajan (CT)
Adriana Cortes (FL)
Daniel Wang, Jr. (PA)
Vy Trinh-Nguyen (PA)

Team Leaders
Mathew David Morse (CA)
Maribel C. Ordonez (PA)
Lisa Leider (PA)
Adam Yaller (MA)
Stephanie Williams-Nykamp (PA)
Lisa Weingartner (OK)
Allyson Rusnov (OH)
Samuel Allison (MA)
Scott Colin (CA)
Jo Warren (PA)
Ken McKinney
Br. Gerald Hopeck (MD)

Schools
Manatee Bay ES (FL)
S C Lee Junior HS (TX)
Bishop Mussio Ctl JS (OH)
St. Francis Desales School (PA)
St. Veronica School (PA)
St. Laurence School (PA)
Baldi MS (PA)
Sacred Heart School (PA)
St. Didacus School (CA)
St. Gabriel's School (PA)


2013

Players
Shangyu A Xu (CT)
Anish Panchumarthy (GA)
Christopher Liriano-Jimenez (IA)
Erika Nguyen (OK)
Mohammad Khalil (CA)
Laura Stoleru (TX)
Vijeta Ravankar (TX)
Lawrence Mei (CA)
Parker Oldham (NC)

Team Leaders
Mathew David Morse (CA)
Carol A Lauck (PA)
Linda Isherwood (PA)

Schools
Manatee Bay ES (FL)
Sacred Heart School (PA)
St Didacus School (CA)
Bishop Mussio Ctl Jh School (OH)
St Anthony School (CA)
St Nicholas School (NJ)
Baldi MS (PA)
Children's School (SC)
St.Gabriel's School (PA)
Lewis Frasier MS (GA)


2012

Players
Ocean Zhou (CA)
Caleb McCammon (MD)
Gregory Anthony (GA)
Thanusha Mathiyalagan (CA)
John Francis (CA)
Andrew Nassur (PA)
Jordan Davis (OH)
Vijeta Revankar (TX)
Martyna Bielawska (PA)

Team Leaders
Mathew David Morse (CA)
Carol Lauck (PA)
Chris Sakers (MD)
Mickey Komins (PA)
Shirley Gaffney (PA)
Linda Isherwood (PA)
Jason Goldberg (PA)
Jeffrey Brock (TX)
Brian Barrick (PA)
Rhonda Furlow (OH)
Donna Rodgers (PA)
E. Diane Simmons (MD)
Scott Colin (CA)
Jeffrey Cargini (PA)
Glen Nier (NJ)
Linda Isherwood (PA)
Neal Beitman (PA)

Schools
St. William School (PA)
Wolf Canyon ES (CA)
Kenmoor MS (MD)
Lewis Frasier MS (GA)
Discovery ES (CA)
St. John Eudes School (CA)
Aquinas Academy (PA)
Riverside School (OH)
James F Bay ES (TX)
Clear Run IS (PA)


2011

Players
Christopher Elliott (OH)
Leila Louime-Pierre (FL)
Valentine Perevalov (PA)
Josephine Nguyen (PA)
Caleb McCammon (MD)
Luke Wang (CT)
John Francis (CA)
Cristian Hooker (FL)
Vishal Sundaram (OH)

Team Leaders
Colleen Armor (PA)
Marc Horowitz (FL)
Annamarie Mach (PA)
James Johnston (PA)
J. Stockton (TX)
E. Diane Simmons (MD)
Brian Barrick (PA)
Carol Corwin (GA)
James Lara (NM)
Norma J. Lara (NM)
Beth Walker (NC)
Chris Sakers (MD)

Schools
Our Lady of the Most
Blessed Sacrament (PA)
Academy Heights ES (NC)
St. Pius X School (PA)
Butler Catholic School (PA)
AMY Northwest (PA)
Waynesville MS (OH)
St. Charles Borromeo (PA)
Immaculate Conception (PA)
Franklin Towne Charter (PA)
Rocky Mount ES (GA)


2010

Players
Valentino Papa (PA)
Anthony Harwell (TX)
Mark Stenske (PA)
John Francis (CA)
Alice Hu (PA)
Caleb McCammon (MD)
Andrew Walters (PA)
Martyna Bielawska (PA)

Team Leaders
Cherylene McClendon (PA)
Marc Horowitz (FL)
Kristin Meis (FL)
Colleen Armor (PA)
Norma J. Lara (NM)
Christine Cardone (PA)
Neil Beitman (PA)
Monica Patel (PA)
Bill O'Connell (PA)
Lisa Butchy (PA)
James Lara (NM)
Beth Walker (NC)
Chris Sakers (MD)

Schools
St. Joseph the Worker (PA)
AMY Northwest (PA)
OLMBS School (PA)
Leeds MS (PA)
Calverton ES (MD)
St. Laurence School (PA)
Rocky Mountain ES (GA)
St. Pius X (PA)
Willyard ES (OH)
Frank ES (PA)
Indian Trace ES (FL)


2009

Players
James O'Shea (PA)
Valentino Papa (PA)
Hannah Sonsalla (WI)
Brian Xia (CA)
Mark Stenske (PA)
Caleb McCammon (MD)
Jordan Sandy (MD)
Alice Hu (PA)
Ryan Dougherty (PA)

Team Leaders
Kevin Tomasic (PA)
Jeffrey L. Kraner (OH)
Sheri Galbreath (CA)
Colleen Armor (PA)
Lydia Laidlow (MD)
Carol Lauck (PA)
Neil Beitman (PA)
Monica Patel (PA)
Chris Sakers (MD)

Schools
Northmont ES (CA)
St. Joseph the Worker (PA)
AMY Northwest (PA)
OLMBS School (PA)
Paint Branch ES (MD)
Calverton ES (MD)
Evans Computer Mag. (PA)
Anne Frank ES (PA)
St. Pius X (PA)
Manatee Bay ES (FL)
Baldi Middle School (PA)


2008

Players
Hannah Sonsalla (WI)
Valentino Papa (PA)
James O'Shea (PA)
John Francis (CA)
Justin Gu (NJ)
Caleb McCammon (MD)

Team Leaders
Kimberly Johnson (FL)
Sheri Galbreath (CA)
Colleen Armor (PA)
Lydia Laidlow (MD)
Barbara Terrell (PA)
Umbrenda Fisher (MD)
Neil Beitman (PA)
Lois Doerfler (PA)
Lindita Zeneli (PA)
Lisa Weingartner (FL)

Schools
Pollock ES (PA)
OLMBS School (PA)
Frank ES (PA)
Oakridge ES (FL)
AMY Northwestl (PA)
Orchard MS (OH)
Northmont ES (CA)
Paint Branch ES (MD)
Calverton ES (MD)
Leeds MS (PA)
Aquinas ES (PA)


2007

Players
Ao Kong (PA)
Valentino Papa (PA)
Ryan Watson (NY)
Josh Dean (WV)
Jacob Barthels (WI)

Team Leaders
Ed Butler (NJ)
Laura Borsecnik (WI)
Kimberly Johnson (FL)
Yvonne Matherson (NY)
Michelle Dawson (WI)
Lauris Heinzel (IA)
David Mathews (PA)
Cheryl Moyer (PA)
Lisa Weingartner (FL)
Pauline Watson (FL)
Sheri Galbreath (CA)
Karen Moroney (NY)
Margaret O'Connor (NY)
Colleen Armor (PA)

Schools
Parker Annex ES (NJ)
Northmont ES (CA)
OLMBS School (PA)
Fitler Academics (PA)
Matewan MS (WV)
Anne Frank ES (PA)
Pollock ES (PA)
Francis March MS (PA)
Creston MS (IA)
St. Benedict School (IA)
Fleetwood ES (NY)
Oakridge ES (FL)
Sandhill School (WI)
Orchard MS (OH)
Conwell MS (PA)
Wilson MS (PA)
St. Thomas Aquinas (PA)
Leeds MS (PA)
Manatee Bay ES (FL)
Sheboygan Falls ES (WI)


2006

Players
Sang Choi (CA)
Enxhi Rrapi (PA)
Chris Mienert (PA)
Caleb McCammon (MD)


2005

Players
Alexa Curto (PA)
Renajd Rrapi (PA)
Andre Fowler (PA)
Gina Robinson (PA)
Karissa Liberatore (PA)
Stacy Candelario (PA)
Jennings Luu (PA)
Daniel Candelario (PA)
Shonak Patel (PA)


If you are a Principal or Team Leader and would like to nominate someone for consideration in the HONORABLE MENTION list, please email all appropriate information to info@firstinmath.com. Before we can publish a student's name in the list, we will contact you to provide a signed parental consent form. 


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