Annual High School Mathematics Competition Held by Mathematics Department

Posted on 5/23/2011 9:47:32 AM

The Mathematics Department held its forty-eighth annual High School Mathematics Competition on May 16, 2011.

Dr. Kimberly Burch, Dr. Daniel Burkett, and their colleagues welcomed 174 students from twenty-one schools to IUP for the competition, lunch, and an awards ceremony. Dr. John Henry Steelman supervised the construction of the fifty mathematics problems used in the competition.

The schools attending were Annville-Cleona High School, Blairsville High School, Bishop McCort High School, Burrell High School, Deer Lakes High School, Derry Area High School, Homer-Center Junior-Senior High School, Indiana Area High School, Jefferson County–DuBois Area Vocational-Technical School, Karns City High School, Keystone High School, Ligonier Valley High School, Marion Center High School, Oil City Senior High School, Penns Manor Junior-Senior High School, Penns Valley High School, Penn Trafford High School, Punxsutawney Senior High School, Richland Junior-Senior High School, and United High School.

Individual awards were given to the top six scorers and the top scorer in grades nine through twelve. Team awards were given to the top three schools in Division I (larger enrollment schools) and Division II (smaller enrollment schools), based on the top three scores for each school. In addition, the Robert E. Cook Honors College gave full and half scholarships to their summer honors program to the top scorers in grades nine through eleven.

Please see our photo gallery of the winners of the competition:

Division II Schools

  1. Annville-Cleona: Aaron Hartman, Eric Weaver, Christopher Berger
  2. Bishop McCourt: Lynn Hu, Minnu Suresh, Ryan Eckenrode
  3. Burrell: Quinn Casselberry, Josh Murphy, Kyle Legters

Division I Schools

  1. Kiski: Kelly Kuzemchak, Alexis Mozga, Paul Murray
  2. Punxsutawney: Quinton Weber, James Kachmar, Alex Voris
  3. Indiana: Kevin Mullen, Dani Alarcon, Nicholas Holuta

Grade 9: Nick Pattock, Burrell
Grade 10: Paul Murray, Kiski
Grade 11: Kelly Kuzemchak, Kiski
Grade 12: Lynn Hu, Bishop McCort

Sixth Place: Quinton Weber, Punxsutawney
Fifth Place: Patrick Yurky, Homer-Center
Fourth Place: Eric Weaver, Annville-Cleona
Third Place: Aaron Hartman, Annville-Cleona
Second Place: Kelly Kuzemchak, Kiski
First Place: Lynn Hu, Bishop McCort