A team of Carmel Academy’s sixth grade students excitedly won second place in a national STEM competition for gifted math and science students. The challenging competition focused on series and probability problems, as well as geometry and algebra. The students participate in E2K, an enrichment program run by the Center for the Initiatives in Jewish Education that encourages advanced students to use logic, analysis, creativity and teamwork to approach math and science. CIJE organizes national and international virtual contests throughout the year. Teams compete in real-time, using the Internet. Carmel Academy was one of the first day schools in the country to implement E2K and has since won nine national and international awards.