St. Anselm student wins Diocesan Math Bee

A young Ridgeite, fifth grader James Schmidt, who attends St. Anselm Catholic Academy, showed his smarts by becoming the 2016 Middle Grades winner in the Brooklyn Diocesan Math Bee last month.

The Math Bee featured finalists from 18 schools throughout the Diocese which includes Brooklyn and Queens. The contest lasted 23 rounds until James was declared the winner, after successfully answering a question that required adding and subtracting of integers.

James McKeon is the Principal of St. Anselm Catholic Academy and Mrs. Janet Batista is a school teacher and responsible for the school’s participation in the annual Math Bee.

John Quaglione, chairperson of the St. Anselm Catholic Academy Board of Directors, stated, “On behalf of everyone at St. Anselm’s, we congratulate James on making our school so proud. We look forward to the continued expansion of our STEM program, and know that James and all of our students will continue to excel at our school. This is a great accomplishment for St. Anselm Catholic Academy where we dedicate ourselves to offering our students the best learning opportunities and environment.”

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