Elliot Thorp, a senior at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School, recently competed in the first round of MathCON 2019 where he earned a spot in the top 500 students nationwide in the finals to be held on April 27 in Chicago. MathCON is a popular math competition for students grades 5-12 where the first round of the competition is held at participating schools and is administered online. Elliot placed 28th in the nation for this first round of the competition. This is Elliot’s fourth year competing at the national level in Chicago. Elliot resides in Clearfield with his parents, Ron and Lisa Thorp. Pictured from left to right is CAJSHS Principal Tim Janocko, math teacher and Mathcon organizer, Mrs. Bookhamer and Elliot.