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21 Northeast Kansas High Schools Participated in Washburn University’s Annual Math Day, Nov. 13

11/14/18 04:11 pm CST
"Our department looks forward to hosting this event every year"

               Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University math department hosted 187 students from 21 local high schools for their annual Math Day, Nov. 13, 2018. Students participated in math testing and the “Mathnificient Race,” a scavenger hunt on the Washburn University campus for information required to solve a sequence of problems as quickly as possible.

            “Our department looks forward to hosting this event every year,” said Kevin Charlwood, chair of the Washburn University department of mathematics and statistics. “Our faculty and students get to share our enjoyment of math and encourage the next generation to pursue their interest in math.”

           The top three individual scorers in the senior and non-senior categories all receive medals, and the top three scorers from each school receive ribbons. The top team in each of the 1A/2A, 3A/4A, and 5A/6A school classifications and the top overall scorer receive plaques.

              Jay Ram from Washburn Rural High School earned the overall top score on the exam. Washburn Rural High School earned top honors in each of the three individual testing categories, as well as placed first in the 5A/6A team awards. Hayden High School took first in the 3A/4A category, and Atchison County Community High School placed first in the 1A/2A category.


Top Score on Exam

Jay Ram (score of 36 out of 40), Washburn Rural High School

 

Individual Awards

Senior Students

1st place: Mohit Garg (score of 32 out of 40), Washburn Rural High School

2nd place: Brett Funk (score of 30 out of 40), Hayden High School

3rd place: Logan George (score of 30 out of 40), Olathe South High School

 

Non-Senior Students

1st place: Jay Ram (score of 36 out of 40), Washburn Rural High School

2nd place: Irene Caracioni (score of 31 out of 40), Topeka High School

3rd place: Peter An (score of 28 out of 40), Hayden High School

 

Team Awards

5A/6A

First Place: (score of 96 out of 120), Washburn Rural High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Jay Ram, 2. Mohit Garg, 3. Kai Glashausser

 

Second Place: (score of 84 out of 120), Olathe South High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Logan George, 2. Vaughn Tiffany, 3. Griffin Minter

 

3A/4A

First Place: (score of 85 out of 120), Hayden High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Brett Funk, 2. Peter An, 3. Cece Davidson


Second Place: (score of 65 out of 120), Eudora High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Ezekiel Taylor, 2. Jayden Pierce, 3. Colton Shrum

 

1A/2A

First Place: (score of 57 out of 120), Atchison County Community High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Lane S., 2. Kayla Vanderpool, 3. Sarah Kimmi


Second Place: (score of 56 out of 120), Valley Falls High School

TEAM MEMBERS: 1. Catherine Montgomery, 2. Alex Wilson, 3. Nathan Pickerell

 

All Participating Schools

Atchison County Community High School

Atchinson High School

Burlingame High School

Clay Center High School

Eudora High School

Hayden High School

Hiawatha High School

Highland Park High School

McLouth High School

Olathe Northwest High School

Olathe South High School

Seaman High School

Silver Lake High School

Shawnee Heights High School

Solomon High School

St. Mary’s High School

Topeka High School

Topeka West High School

Washburn Rural High School

Wellsville High School

Valley Falls High School

 

            This is the 49th annual Math Day; this event is a Washburn tradition dating back to 1969. Each November, high school students from all over northeast Kansas come to Washburn to compete in a 40-question competitive mathematics exam. Teachers accompanying the students have a discussion of current issues of importance to mathematics educators and/or participate in activities to enhance teaching mathematics in the classroom.

 

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