(Marion) Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion recently hosted students from six local high schools in the annual high school mathematics competition. A dozen students took top honors and left the Marion Campus with a total of $18,000 in scholarships.
Students from Cardington, Harding, Highland, North Union, Pleasant, and River Valley competed. The top three teams received a trophy for their school and individual medals. The three individual highest scores at each grade level received a trophy and scholarships to both colleges. Each institute awarded the winners $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place.
INDIVIDUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS
1st Place – Benjamin Dunham, Pleasant
2nd Place – Jonah Bowdle, Pleasant
3rd Place – Kaitlynn Sutherland, Harding
1st Place – Madison Meadows, Harding
2nd Place – Ashley Hayward, North Union
3rd Place – Tucker Sloan, Harding
1st Place- Eian Zachmann, Pleasant
2nd Place – Allison Simon, Harding
3rd Place – Mindi Klaus, River Valley
1st Place – Bruce Jordan, Highland
2nd Place – Izaiah Wiley, Pleasant
3rd Place – Katelyn Grant, River Valley
The six highest scoring students of each school, regardless of grade level, were combined into school teams.
1st Place: River Valley
Winners: Mindi Klaus, Katelyn Grant, Arshdeep Singh, Melannie Emigh, Kajal Desai, Shon Ferriman
2nd Place: Pleasant High School
Winners: Eian Zachmann, Izaiah Wiley, Aubrie Lambert, Benjamin Dunham, Brendan Doyle, Minoy Shah
3rd Place: Highland
Winners: Bruce Jordan, Annabelle Zerby, Madison Cecil, Adrienne Porter, Jack Chaffee, Faith Stewart
This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Lawrence Leinweber, a software engineer for ZIN Technologies, Inc., a NASA subcontractor. His presentation was entitled, “Math to Mars.”
Trophies and awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Wm. Kay Davis Foundation and trustee Ronald D. Cramer. The committee that worked diligently to write the test, calculate the results, and prepare the awards and certificates included: Dr. Brian McEnnis of Ohio State Marion (emeritus), Dr. John Maharry of Ohio State Marion, Tyler Maley of Marion Technical College, and Sally O’Connor of Marion Technical College.