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Students take 24 game challenge and win

April 29, 1999

The annual 24 Game Math Challenge was held Tuesday afternoon at Hagerstown Community College.

Contestants are to use four numbers on a card to come up with a score of 24. Students can use addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to arrive at their answers.

Varying rules and combinations of numbers make it progressively difficult for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students.

About 225 students participated.

The winners are:

- Fifth-grader Michelle Lok from Eastern Elementary School.

- Sixth-grader Andrew Henry from Northern Middle School.

- Seventh-grader Riley Ledden from Smithsburg Middle School.

The event was co-sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank and Trust, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington County Board of Education.

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Special tournament cards were provided by Suntex Corp., the company that developed the game, said Leslie Hobbs, math supervisor.

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