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The Clarion University Math Department held its 28th annual High School Mathematics Competition Nov. 8.

At 9a.m in the Gemmell Student Center Multipurpose Room, 250 students from 27 local high schools began their tests, which lasted two hours. The test was created and administered by the math department, who also provided donuts, coffee and juice for the high school teachers during the test.

After the test and a lunch break at Eagle Commons, the students reconvened for “Mental Math,” a presentation by Clarion University student Jordan Awan.

Following the presentation was the awards ceremony. The math department gave awards to the top five teams and individuals in class A and class AA/AAA. The first-place team awards went to Brockway High School in class A and Mercyhurst Prep in Class B. First-place individual winners were Tyler Holben of Brockway High School and Zack Zhao of Mercyhurst Prep.

“The High School Mathematics competition was a huge success,” said Carey Childers, math department faculty member. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the university to the best and brightest high school mathematicians. The high school teachers and students always comment about how excited they are to come here every year.”

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.


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Mercyhurst Prep AA/AAA team winner:  Jennifer Galla (faculty member), John Miraczek, Zach Zhao, Alex Kruszewski, Evonne Deng, Rainbow Zhou, Amy Wang, Ben Haibach, Allison Ganger and Amanda Simmons.

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AA/AAA winners: Amy Wang and Zach Zhao (individual winner AA/AAA) of Mercyhurst Prep.

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Brockway High School A team winner: (kneeling left to right) Kent Sabatose, Alexandra Wright, and Brandon Alansksas; (back row) Don Allenbaugh (advisor), Ben Barber, Clay Anderson, Jordan Olivio, Steve Spirk, Tyler Holben (individual winner A), Cejae Scolese, Thomas Matson.
11/28/2012 8:00 AM

Clarion University hosts annual high school math competition