Region's top teams, students move on to state Mathcounts competition

2013-02-12T07:45:00Z 2013-02-13T00:13:13Z Region's top teams, students move on to state Mathcounts competitionGazette news services The Billings Gazette
February 12, 2013 7:45 am  • 

Teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade “mathletes” from 14 regional middle schools competed in the Mathcounts contest Friday at MSU Billings.

There were 109 students from Canyon Creek School, Castle Rock Middle School, Columbus Middle School, Hall Academy, Laurel Middle School, Lavina Public School, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Lewistown Junior High, Lockwood Middle School, Reed Point Junior High, Riverside Middle School, Roberts Junior High, Roosevelt Middle School and Will James Middle School participating in the annual math competition.

The five individuals scoring the highest were Jonathan Chen, of Lewistown Junior High, Jackson Hall, of Hall Academy, Whitaker Mercer, of Will James Middle School, George Dyre, of Lewis and Clark Middle School and Nolan Askelson, of Lewis and Clark Middle School.

George Dyre from Lewis and Clark Middle School won the fast-paced CountDown Round.

The team trophies went to, in order, Lewistown Junior High, Will James Middle School, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Riverside Middle School and Castle Rock Middle School.

Divisional trophies went to the following schools:

AA: Will James Middle School; A: Lewistown Junior High; B: Roosevelt Middle School in Red Lodge; and C:  Canyon Creek School.

The Lewistown, Will James, Lewis and Clark and Riverside teams won the right to advance to the state Mathcounts competition, along with the following individuals: Jackson Hall, from Hall Academy; Mikayla Comes, from Lewistown Junior High; Willow Crites, from Lewistown Junior High; and John Holbrook, from Lewis and Clark Middle School.

The state Mathcounts competition, which will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman on March 18, showcases 90 of Montana’s brightest middle school math students.

Mathcounts is a combination math coaching and competition program. Students are tested on such topics as probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials. The competition consists of written tests and a fast-paced oral match.

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