Sacred Heart scholar

James McLaughlin gets congratulations from his teacher, Christine Lopez, at the Sacred Heart School in Bayside. The fifth grader recently won his division at the Brooklyn Diocese Regional Math Competition for northeast Queens. The plucky 10-year-old prevailed against math whizzes in grades 3-6 from other Catholic schools in the area.
The next step for the brilliant Baysider comes when he represents northeast Queens in the Intermediate Division at the Diocesan-wide math bee in the near future.

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