Valle Lindo Students Sweep Math Contest
South El Monte
Twenty students from Dean L. Shively Middle School, representing the Valle Lindo School District grades 4-8, swept the Los Angeles County Math Field Day contest held at Wilson Jr. High School in Glendale, earning medals in every event including six gold medals and nine silver medals. Both the 5th and 7th grade teams won trophies for the “best over all” category. These math categories included: problem solving, conceptual understanding, computational skills and best over all. “It is just phenomenal that our school district won either a gold or silver medal in every event. There was so much competition with 25 school districts competing against us. I am just so very proud of our students,” said Principal Lynn Bulgin. “This proves the theory that you just can’t beat a winning formula of motivated students and supportive parents, served by a team of dedicated teachers and principal,” said Dr. Mary Louise Labrucherie, Superintendent of the Valle Lindo School District.
The Los Angeles Math Contest is an annual event held in the spring of each year. In addition to the Valle Lindo School District in South El Monte, competing school districts included: Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Bonita, Burbank, Castaic, Claremont, El Rancho, Garvey, Glendale, Los Angeles Unified East, Los Angeles Unified North, Los Angeles Unified South, Los Angeles Unified West, Los Nietos, Lowell Joint, Montebello, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Pomona, Rosemead, Santa Monica-Malibu South Pasadena, Whittier City and William S. Hart.