Lammersville Unified School District teams brought home dozens of awards from the San Joaquin County 2014 Science Olympiad and Math Olympiad competitions.
In total, the district’s students won 35 medals, 46 ribbons and the overall first-place plaque for the seventh-and-eighth-grade Math Olympiad, the overall third-place plaque for the fourth-to-sixth-grade Math Olympiad and the overall fifth-place plaque for the regional Science Olympiad, according to the district’s records.
“We had to work hard for four months. But when we received the awards, it felt so good, it was worth it,” said Ananth Manibushan, who competed as a fourth-grader.
Participation among LUSD third- through eighth-graders grew from 140 students in 2013 to 225 students in 2014, the district reported.
The local teams were coached by groups of parent volunteers and by teacher Thomas Lee and Dr. Khushwinder Gill, assistant superintendent.
Tracy High alumna earns law degree
Tiffany Hufford, a Tracy High School alumna, earned her Juris Doctor degree as a member of the 2014 graduating class of Golden Gate University.
Hufford received her undergraduate degree from University of the Pacific.
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