Community members are invited to attend the fifth annual Southwest Washington Math Challenge

BATTLE GROUND — Chief Umtuch Middle School will host the 2017 Southwest Washington Math Challenge on Sat., Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 700 NW Ninth Ave., in Battle Ground. The fifth annual competition features both individual and team events for students in fifth through eighth grades.

Students compete in the Math Challenge by grade level to solve word problems and complex equations. In events such as the College Bowl, teams of three to four students work together to answer questions about geometry, division, scientific notation and more.

Teams from all over the Battle Ground Public Schools district are participating in the challenge. Parents and spectators are welcome to watch events scheduled from 9-9:20 a.m., and 11:05 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at Chief Umtuch Middle School, 700 NW Ninth Ave., Battle Ground.


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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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