HAZEL DELL NORTH — Connor Crum, a 10-year-old student at Kumon Math and Reading Center of Vancouver-North, was among 56 students selected out of thousands of applicants to participate in the third-annual Kumon Student Conference in July. The daylong conference in Chicago included a series of activities designed to showcase students’ intelligence. More than 75 percent of the students selected had already studied advanced algebra and high school-level reading before the end of sixth grade, according to a news release. “Connor was selected because of his commitment to several sports at a competitive level, as well as his passion for volunteering. He lives in Vancouver and grew nearly one ton of produce to donate this year. Through Kumon, he is studying far beyond his fifth-grade level. Specifically, the level of Kumon he is currently studying involves advanced exponential equations and inequalities, and will soon move on to derivatives. It’s super impressive,” Betsy Louda, public relations specialist at Kumon North America Inc., said in an email. Find out more about the after-school enrichment program at www.kumon.com.