ALOHA Mind Math Awarded 1st Annual National Math Challenge Junior 1st Prize of $10,000 to Avani Anand, Manalapan, NJ
Over $30,000 was awarded to 6 top winners of ALOHA Mind Math’s 1st National Math Challenge this May, making this is one of the highest total prizes offered through learning center chains in the US. In the finals, Avani Anand from Manalapan, NJ won the $10,000 Jr prize; over 1200 ALOHA students competed in all 3 rounds. ALOHA plans to make this an annual competition and open it to the public in the future.
$36,000 was awarded to 6 top winners of ALOHA Mind Math’s 1st Annual National Math Challenge this May in Princeton, NJ. In the finals, Avani Anand, from Manalapan, NJ won the $10,000 Jr prize out of 1200 ALOHA students who competed in all 3 rounds.
All Top Winners Were:
Junior Category: Grades K-2
1st Prize, $10,000, Avani Anand, ALOHA Center in Marlboro, NJ
2nd Prize, $5,000, Varyan Jain, ALOHA Center in Cary, NC
3rd Prize, $3,000, Micah Khanna, ALOHA Center in Cerritos, CA
Senior Category: Grades 3-6
1st Prize, $10,000, Joshua Tchou, ALOHA Center in Flushing, NY
Tied for 2nd, $4,000, Sathvrik Redrouthu, ALOHA Center in Ashburn, VA
Tied for 2nd, $4,000, Ronak Ramesh, ALOHA Center in Manchester, CT
Children enrolled in ALOHA Mind Math programs across the U.S. geared up this spring to participate in ALOHA’s 1st Annual National Math Challenge. This math test-based competition, designed for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, had three rounds. The live finals, held in Princeton, New Jersey in mid-May 2017 brought students together to compete from all over the US.
“ALOHA’s first annual National Math Challenge got the students excited about math in a healthy competition and we gave away significant prize money to reward their effort. It was great watching the kids take their math knowledge and explore their capabilities,” said Gerard Pilgrim, ALOHA President & CEO. ALOHA is planning to make this an annual competition open to the public in the future. More details will be released in the fall of 2017.
About ALOHA’s Junior 1st Prize Winner:
Avani Anand, attends the Marlboro, NJ ALOHA Center and is in 2nd grade at Wemrock Brook school, Manalapan NJ where she lives.
“It’s been a wonderful opportunity and experience for Avani – participating and preparing for the national math challenge. This is a great initiative to challenge the kids and will surely be something that we will look forward to every year apart from the ALOHA Olympiad. We’d like to specially thank our teacher Miss Seema. She has been a wonderful teacher to Avani and all other kids at the Marlboro center. I am sure Avani’s love for math will only grow more under Miss Seema’s guidance,” said Avani’s parents, Prathima and Kandasamy.
How did This National Math Challenge Work?
Children competed in two categories – Junior: K through 2nd grade (max age 8); and Senior: 3rd through 6th grade (max age 12). There were three rounds of competition (preliminary – March 2017, semi-finals April 2017, and finals in May 2017) with age-appropriate math problems and general analytic based questions in multiple choice, paper and pencil, format. No calculators were allowed, but students could opt to use an abacus and/or scratch note paper and pencils.
How Can a Child Get Involved in ALOHA Programs?
ALOHA is currently training children K through 6th grades in Math, Reading and Writing at over 120 locations in 19 states across the U.S., including: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA*. For more details on these programs, go to ALOHAMindMath.com, search for a nearby center using ALOHA’s online center locator, check the ALOHA Facebook page (Facebook.com/aloha.usa), or call 877-256-4203 to find a local center near you.
*Each ALOHA learning center is independently owned and operated. For more information on the ALOHA Challenge: click here.
Since 2006, ALOHA Mind Math, a leading provider of mental arithmetic and English Reading | Writing after school programs, has been guiding children in the U.S. between the ages of 3 through 14 to achieve academic excellence in these grades. ALOHA is currently training children at over 120 locations in 19 states across the U.S. Programs also include a Tiny Thinkers pre-school program for ages 3-5, and a STEM summer camp for 10-14 year-olds. The interactive learning process ALOHA uses enhances a child’s math, reading and writing capabilities. The teachers also assist children in developing skills and abilities such as observation and listening that result in the overall growth of the child. The ALOHA program is also in use in 20 countries worldwide.