High School Math Tournament Hosted by The Evergreen State College Draws Wide Participation, Promotes Excellence in Quantitative Reasoning and Skills.
A High School Math Event was hosted by The Evergreen State College on Saturday, with support from a grant from the National Science Foundation and tests provided by mathleague.org.
There were 65 participating students from six high schools [Henry Foss HS, North Thurston HS, Olympia HS, River Ridge HS, Stadium HS, and West Linn HS (from West Linn, OR)]. Seventeen students qualified to go on the State Championship round, which will be held at The Evergreen State College on April 21, 2012.
Co-Directors, and Evergreen faculty, Vauhn Foster-Grahler and Brian Walter handed out awards to individual winners by grade level, to overall individual winners, to the best overall school teams and to the best Freshman/Sophomore teams.
Here are the results:
Overall Team Winners:
- Championship Team: Olympia HS
- 2nd Place Team: River Ridge HS
- 3rd Place Team: North Thurston HS
Freshman/Sophomore Team Winners:
- 1st Place Frosh/Soph Team: Olympia HS
- 2nd Place Frosh/Soph Team: River Ridge HS
- 3rd Place Frosh/Soph Team: West Linn HS
Overall Individual Winners:
- 1st Place: Ray Ma, Olympia HS (impressive because he's just a Junior)
- 2nd Place: Ernest Gu, Olympia HS (extra-impressive because he's just a Freshman!)
- 3rd Place: Gehn Ferguson, Olympia HS
Grade Level Winners:
- 9th grade 1st Place: Ernest Gu, Olympia HS
- 9th grade 2nd Place: Emily Yeh, Henry Foss HS
- 9th grade 3rd Place: Ian Culhane, Olympia HS
- 10th grade 1st Place: Sherwin Shabdar, Olympia HS
- 10th grade 2nd Place: Eric Sundberg, River Ridge HS
- 10th grade 3rd Place: Dante Huerta, River Ridge HS
- 11th grade 1st Place: Ray Ma, Olympia HS
- 11th grade 2nd Place: David Cregg, North Thurston HS
- 11th grade 3rd Place: (tie) Jooneil Ahn, North Thurston HS, and Scott Vannerson, North Thurston HS
- 12th grade 1st Place: Gehn Ferguson, Olympia HS
- 12th grade 2nd Place: James Lee, Olympia HS
- 12th grade 3rd Place: Chris Han, Stadium HS
The tournament consisted of the following tests (for more information about these tests and how they’re scored, see http://mathleague.org/hstests.php): ·
- Team Test (20 minutes for 10 problems, solved as a team, calculators allowed) ·
- Target Test (individual; 8 problems, given 2 at a time with 10 minutes per pair of problems, no calculators) ·
- Sprint Test (individual; 60 minutes for 30 multiple-choice problems, calculators allowed) ·
- Relay Test (5 multi-part problems, each problem solved as a 3-person team in individual stages, no calculators)
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