Kids compete in math and science

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Kids got a chance to exercise their left brain at the Rivermont Collegiate Academic Invitational on Wednesday.

For its sixth year, 45 teams of students came to complete challenges related to science, technology, engineering, and math.  The challenges are aimed for all different education levels.

14 different schools brought their 5th-8th grade students to compete against their peers.

“These are all activities where you have to think outside the box,” said Leigh Ann Schroeder, Rivermont teacher. “This is out of the box, out of the textbook, and out of the classroom. This is time for them to think freely, to work on teamwork skills and to do something they don’t usually get to do in school.”

Trophies were given to the top five places.