Over 450  5th to 8th grade students from throughout Santa Cruz County gathered at Aptos High School on a recent Saturday morning  to challenge one another in their math skills.  Three Mission Hill 8th graders, Dylan Skolnik, Sophia O’Malley Krohn and Rachel Zhang, claimed first place among 7th & 8th team competitors. Bay View 5th graders, Isaiah Discipulo, Ellis Boisvert, Mycah Miller and Alexander Cicconi-Kaspar scored a 3rd place finish in the 5th/6th grade competition.

Rachel Zhang also tied for 3rd in the individual competition while Mission Hill 7th grader Laura Thorsett took home an Honorable Mention.