Grace Christian Academy 4th grade student Hans Gabriel Ordas topped the 4th grade level and was also the overall winner from all the CNMI 4th to 8th graders who competed in Mathleague first online qualifying round competition last March. He will compete again in the second qualifying round this April.
Mathleague is one of the largest network of local and state math competitions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the United States and abroad. Mathleague.org runs more than 400 contests globally and reaches over 30,000 students each year.
Ordas, who has been the top winner in other island-wide Math competitions in the past school years, said that he was excited to be a part of the Mathleague competition for the first time. “To be honest, the questions were pretty hard. I had no idea what type of questions would come out, so yeah, I was really nervous, and excited too at the same time. I’m so glad that, at the end of the day, I got to qualify somehow. The experience taught me a lot and it would surely help me prepare for the next round,” he said as he shared his experience in joining the competition.
In all the competitions that he joined, he always mentioned the he did his best and acknowledged God who did the rest. “That’s what my parents always tells me, and it works all the time,” he added. He is thankful for his parents who were very happy for him. His parents said that he loves Math and likes answering Math problems even at a young age. “We didn’t expect him to qualify in the Mathleague for the first try. Just to experience the competition and learn from it would have been enough for us as parents. To be able to qualify, which he did, is a bonus and that makes us so proud of him, “they added.
The GCA family is always proud of the students’ accomplishments and very grateful to all the parents in supporting their child’s academic and extracurricular activities. (GCA)