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June 26, 2012


Students, Teachers and Families Celebrate Winners of the First in Math® Competition

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that 23 Archdiocesan schools have received national recognition for their excellent performance in the math competition First in Math®. The online math competition is designed to help students practice and advance their math fluency by competing against students nationwide. Participants include students from public, private and parochial schools.

Four Archdiocesan students among the 1.4 million who competed, placed among the top 100 competitors in the nation. Of those four winners, 4th grade student Josephine Nguyen of Saint William School, Philadelphia, placed first in the country.

Nationally, more than 4,000 schools competed in First in Math® this year. Twenty-five classes within Archdiocesan schools ranked in the top 10 among those in grades K - 8 nationally. At the state level, 41 Archdiocesan schools received top honors.

Archdiocesan Schools Ranked Among Top 100 National Schools in First in Math® include:
- Saint Francis de Sales School, Philadelphia
- Saint Pius X School, Broomall, Delaware County
- Saint Charles Borromeo School, Bensalem, Bucks County
- Saint Dorothy School, Drexel Hill, Delaware County
- Saint Jude School, Chalfont, Montgomery County
- SS. Simon and Jude School, West Chester, Chester County
- Saint Dominic School, Philadelphia
- DePaul Catholic School, Philadelphia
- Satin Martin of Tours School, Philadelphia
- Saint Agnes - Sacred Heart School
- Saint Eugene School, Primus, Delaware County
- Immaculate Conception
- Saint William School, Philadelphia
- Saint Rose of Lima School, North Wales, Montgomery County
- Saint Raymond School, Philadelphia
- Notre Dame de Lourdes, Swarthmore, Delaware County
- Saint Laurence School, Upper Darby, Delaware County
- Saint Christopher School, Philadelphia
- Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Philadelphia
- Saint Monica School
- Saint Bede the Venerable School, Holland, Bucks County


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

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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