On Feb. 4, nine fourth grade students from Dobbins elementary, including three alternates, attended the Math 24 Competition held at Youngstown State University. The students representing Dobbins were Wyatt Bobbey, Gabriella Calderon, George Corfias, Julia Eich, Joey Iberis, Katie Jacobson, Connor Maze, Ethan McKenzie and Julia Ranno.
All nine students were able to participate in the competition with eight students moving on to Regionals. They will be part of the top 16 representing Mahoning County against Trumbull County. That competition is to be held Feb. 25 at Warren G. Harding High School.
The students have been meeting after school from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to practice for this event. Elaine Morlan holds the practices for students who also practice at home to up their skills.
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The Dobbins Elementary Math 24 Team is heading to regional competition this week after qualifying on Feb. 4 at the Youngstown State University competition. Team members include, in front Julia Ranno, Julia Eich, Gabriella Calderon and Katie Jacobson; and in back, Connor Maze, George Corfias, Joey Iberis, Wyatt Bobbey and Ethan McKenzie.
"Students work hard to use their knowledge of math facts to solve these leveled 24 cards. It is exciting to watch them advance in skill and enthusiasm as their successes increase." said Morlan.
Morlan prepares Dobbins fourth graders for the Math 24 challenge annually.