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May 19, 2011


Award Ceremony Honors Winners of First In Math Competition

Students in 112 parish schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have received recognition for their excellent performance in an eight-month long national math competition, First In Math. The online competition is designed to help students in grades K-8 practice math skills at all levels. Participants included public, private, and parochial students.

"We could not be more proud of the way our schools and our students have performed in this year's First In Math competition; these are stellar results" said Dr. Richard McCarron, Secretary of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. "This level of achievement is testament to the endless dedication of our teachers and the enthusiasm and commitment of our parents and students."

The Office of Catholic Education will present awards to the students on

Wednesday, May, 25, 2011
1:00 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall
819 Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128

On the national level, 5,000 schools competed in First In Math this year. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools make up one fifth of the schools that ranked in the top 100 in the nation. Three of the top 10 and 21 of the top 100 come from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Of the 1.2 million students who competed, six Archdiocesan students from five different schools ranked among the top 100 individuals in the country.

At the local level, 1,000 Pennsylvania schools competed. 36 parish elementary schools from the Archdiocese finished in the top 100 state-wide.

Archdiocesan Schools Nationally Ranked in the Top 10:

Delaware County:
- Saint Pius X Parish School, Broomall (Rank: 3rd)

Montgomery County:
- Immaculate Conception Parish School, Jenkintown (Rank: 8th)

Bucks County:

- Saint Charles Borromeo Parish School, Bensalem (Rank: 7th)
- Saint Ephrem Parish School, Bensalem (Rank: 35th)
- Saint Agnes-Sacred Heart Parish School, Hilltown (Rank: 52nd)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School, Southampton (Rank: 91st)

Chester County:

- Saints Philip and James Parish School, Exton (Rank: 48th)
- Villa Maria Academy, Immaculata (Rank: 97th)

Delaware County:

- Saint Pius X Parish School, Broomall (Rank: 3rd)
- Saint Laurence Parish School, Upper Darby (Rank: 18th)
- Saint Dorothy Parish School, Drexel Hill (Rank: 36th)
- Saint Mary Magdalen Parish School, Media (Rank: 88th)

Montgomery County:

- Immaculate Conception Parish School, Jenkintown (Rank: 8th)
- Saint Rose of Lima Parish School, North Wales (Rank: 23rd)
- Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School, Ardsley (Rank: 60th)


- Saint Martin of Tours Parish School (Rank: 19th)
- Saint Laurentius Parish School (Rank: 46th)
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School (Rank: 47th)
- Saint Raymond of Peņafort Parish School (Rank: 85th)
- Saint William Parish School (Rank: 90th)
- Holy Child School (Rank: 98th)
- Saint Anselm Parish School (Rank: 99th)
- Saint Francis DeSales Parish School (Rank: 100th)

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Editor's Note: For more information about schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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