ASTORIA Mental Math Day at Clatsop Community College was held Thursday, May 12. This year, 143 students attended from 11 local elementary and junior high schools (third through eighth grades).
During the competition, the students were separated into their respective grades and once in the classroom, were asked a set of questions orally. The students then had 30 seconds to work out the problem in their heads and write their answers on a piece of paper. While the students waited for their questions to be tallied, they enjoyed snacks donated by the Astoria branch of Wauna Federal Credit Union and participated in a math-relay race. Prizes were awarded to the first, second and third place winners of each grade.
Peninsula students took home six out of 15 awards this year.