Camanche Sumdog first-place team

The Camanche School District’s Sumdog teams swept the Eastern Iowa Sumdog math contest. Participants in the Sumdog math contest had to answer 1,000 math problems at their level. The students earned points based on their accuracy and, in case of a tie, their fluency. The team composed of fourth-graders from Camanche earned first place. The third-grade team from Camanche earned second place. There were 52 teams from throughout Eastern Iowa competing and 932 students took part in the contest. Olivia Steines, Camanche fourth-grader, captured first place by correctly answering 991 questions out of 1,000. The students are coached by Sheryl Kennedy, gifted education teacher at Camanche Elementary.