Ninety students in grades 6 through 12 competed in the first Mundelein Mayor’s Cup Math Challenge over the weekend. A handful of students represented Fremont Middle School, which placed first in the middle school competition against 11 teams. In the individual competition, eighth grader Nicholas Baginski, placed second. Cash prizes were awarded for placing in the top three of a given category. Students who helped Fremont place first in the competition included Scott Haseman, 14, Joe Dolf, 12, Abbie Lukas, 14, and Sommer Ray, 13 Ryann Ray, 12, and Nicholas Baginski, 14. Math teacher Doug Knox sponsored the team.
Third graders celebrated African American History month in February by learning about the African culture. The students watched as guest speaker Chapuchi Ahiagble, a Master Weaver from Denu, Ghana, shared about the art of weaving. Students learned about the trade of weaving and how the art of weaving is passed on from generation to generation. Students not only viewed Chapuchi weaving in his loom, but they were also able to help the master weaver create a beautiful piece of art.