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Grant PUD supports 'Math is Cool'

Mary Nordt, wife of Grant PUD GM Kevin Nordt, gives the competitors their initial instructions from the gym at Clovis Point Intermediate School in East Wenatchee.
A young Royal City competitor shows how to always have a sharp pencil ready during competition.

Young mathematicians test their knowledge  

More than 350 competitors from 27 schools from Grant County and the rest of North Central Washington competed in this sort-of math Olympics Feb. 28 at Clovis Point Intermediate School in East Wenatchee.

Grant PUD staffers, management — and a management spouse — take a leading role in making Math is Cool events happen around the region. Student teams fan out to designated rooms to compete in Mental Math, Individual Test, Team Test, math relay and other events. They reconvene in the school gym for an awards ceremony. Participating Grant County schools were: Ancient Lakes, Monument, Mountain View and Pioneer from Quincy; George Elementary School; Soap Lake Elementary School; and St. Rose of Lima and Parkway School of Ephrata.

Grant PUD Senior Financial Analyst Lisa Stites (second from left) poses with some math moms. Behind the scenes tallying team scores were Kevin Nordt, Grant PUD CFO Jeff Bishop and Manager of Enterprise Risk Paul Dietz. The kids and their coaches had a blast at this great event that will no-doubt produce future job applicants at Grant PUD. ​
The team from Royal City scans the list of competing schools and room numbers for their competitions.