Trumbull County Educational Service Center in Niles hosted an Equations competition for about 200 students in grades five through eight. Equations is a comprehensive mathematics game that combines problem-solving interaction with strategy, bluffing and intrigue. The game incorporates addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, root operation, logarithms, fractions, decimals, percents, variables, algebra and functions. Each team consists of three to five students.

The top three team winners for the Equations competition:

Fifth-Grade Division

First place: Lakeview, The Ninja Octopi: Douglas Gurdak, Sarah Hughes, Lexi Inman and Laura Garvin.

Second place: (tie) Weathersfield Magical Unicorns: Maddi Carl, Lauren DeProfio, Ty Lukehart and Koby Zupko; and Weathersfield Nerd Zonians: Dakota Edwards, Lexy Haynes, Antonio Lamonica and Marie Wright.

Third place: Weathersfield Yellow Stardust: Bryant Garris, Chase Heeter, Jonathan Hetu, Stacey Pezzenti and Josie Schultz.

Sixth-Grade Division

First place: Lakeview, The Fighting Teddy Bears: Logan Burnham, Blake Gould, Noah Eddy, Preston Townsend and Christian Miller.

Second place: Weathersfield, The Fluffy Glass Sloths: Jacob Carfolo, Nevaeh Cruz, Mackenzie Lewis, Michael Reinhart and Victoria Tedesco.

Third place: Hubbard Brainiacs: Mario Eusanio, Lucas Adduci and Ben Pasku.

Seventh-/Eighth-Grade Division

First place: Weathersfield, The Angora Rabbits: Danny Linebaugh, Joey Austin and Wil Schultz.

Second place: Purple Turtle Lollipops: Ana Bobo, Heaven Miller, Madison Ruby and Brooke Testa.

Third place: Lakeview, The Pi Crushers: Sarah Kloboves, Jared Lew, Leigha Carlson, Megan Johnson and Anna Garvin.

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