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2012 MATHCOUNTS Competition

Local Students Take Top Honors at Annual MATHCOUNTS Competition

Area Middle School Mathletes Compete to Represent Ohio, West Virginia at State Competition at Belmont College

St. Clairsville, OH - February 22, 2012 — Local middle school students competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2012 MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 18 at Belmont College in St. Clairsville.

For more than 25 years, volunteers, educators, and industry sponsors have come together to make MATHCOUNTS possible for middle school students around the country. The event includes both individual and team competition. Belmont has hosted the math enrichment competition for over 20 years.

MATHCOUNTS encourages students to put their math and analytical skills to work to solve real-world problems and scenarios in competition with their peers. Students and their teachers work during and after school, as well as on weekends, to prepare for the competition.

Registered local winners proceed to state competitions, where the top four “mathletes” and their coach compete to represent their state or region at the national level. Non-registered winners compete only for trophies at the local event. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students' math skills, develops their self-confidence, and rewards them for their achievements.

A total of 80 competitors from seven area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle, Bishop Fenwick, Hannibal Elementary, and Tri-Valley Middle in Ohio, and Follansbee Middle; Triadelphia Middle; and Wellsburg Middle in West Virginia.

Registered team awards for Ohio went to:

  • 1st Place: Bellaire Middle School Team: Abbey Cusick; Natori Neff; Sloane Porter; Olivia Tranovich; coached by John Farrier.
  • 2nd Place: Tri-Valley Middle School Team: Noah Alfman; Brianna Dawson; Mady Reed; Devin Repuyan; coached by Michele Gross
  • 3rd Place: Hannibal Elementary School Team: Jessie Driggs; Kelly Fisher; Collin Huffman; Caleb Indermuhle; coached by Sheila Thomas.

Nonregistered team awards for Ohio went to:

  • 1st Place: Tri-Valley Middle School Team B: Brianna Bates; Sierra Gee; Shawna Mohler; Michele Riashi; coached by Michele Gross.
  • 2nd Place: Tri-Valley Middle School Team F: Kenzie King; Genna Murphy; Emma Palko; Amanda Pierce; coached by Michele Gross.
  • 3rd Place: Tri-Valley Middle School Team C: Cheyenne Nason; McKensea Pope; Eli Shaw; Chloe Williams; coached by Michele Gross.

Individual Ohio awards were earned by:

  • 1st Place registered: Brianna Dawson of Tri-Valley Middle School
  • 2nd Place registered: Natori Neff of Bellaire Middle School
  • 3rd Place registered: Devin Repuyan of Tri-Valley Middle School 
  • 1st Place nonregistered: Shawna Mohler of Tri-Valley Middle School
  • 2nd Place nonregistered: Amanda Pierce of Tri-Valley Middle School
  • 3rd Place nonregistered: Ryan Harris of Tri-Valley Middle School

In the Countdown Round, Bellaire Middle School students Abbey Cusick took 1st Place and Natori Neff 2nd place.

Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:

  • 1st Place: Follansbee Middle School Team: Raeann Lahita; Kirsten Lancia; Dalton Minger; Morgan Zopp coached by Erin Ankrum.
  • 2nd Place: Triadelphia Middle School Team: Kayley Miller; Thomas Nagy; Hinal Pujara; Ritika Reddy; coached by Mary Dolan and Russ Sellers.
  • 3rd Place: Wellsburg Middle School Team: Aaron Adams; Katelyn James; Rhiannon Macom; Gavin Shaffer; coached by Toni Taylor.

Nonregistered team awards for West Virginia went to:

  • 1st Place: Follansbee Middle School Team B: John Fox; Issac Goodwin; Christian Hooper; Dylan Wounaris coached by Erin Ankrum.
  • 2nd Place: Follansbee Middle School Team C: Noelle Lamantia; Thomas Lancaster; Gabriella Taverne; Mason Zopp; coached by Erin Ankrum.

Individual West Virginia awards were earned by:

  • 1st Place registered: Dalton Minger of Follansbee Middle School
  • 2nd Place registered: Gavin Shaffer of Wellsburg Middle School
  • 3rd Place registered: Thomas Nagy of Triadelphia Middle School
  • 1st Place nonregistered: Sarah Ihlenfeld of Triadelphia Middle School
  • 2nd Place nonregistered: Colin Heilman of Follansbee Middle School
  • 3rd Place nonregistered: Taylor Pannett of Follansbee Middle School

In the Countdown Round, Kayley Miller of Triadelphia Middle School took 1st place and Dalton Minger of Follansbee Middle School took 2nd place.

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Bellaire Middle School took first place at Belmont College's 2012 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in Ohio. From left coach John Farrier; Mathletes, Natori Neff, Olivia Tranovich, Sloane Porter, and Abbey Cusick. Bellaire Middle School took first place at Belmont College's 2012 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in Ohio. From left coach John Farrier; Mathletes, Natori Neff, Olivia Tranovich, Sloane Porter, and Abbey Cusick.

 

 

Countdown Round Ohio finalists from Bellaire Middle School left to right: Natori Neff took 2nd place and Abbey Cusick was the first place winner. Countdown Round Ohio finalists from Bellaire Middle School left to right: Natori Neff took 2nd place and Abbey Cusick was the first place winner.

 

 

 

Follansbee Middle School took first place at Belmont College's 2012 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in West Virginia. From left Mathlete, Morgan Zopp, coach Erin Ankrum; Mathletes, Kirsten Lancia, Raeann Lahita, and Dalton Minger. Follansbee Middle School took first place at Belmont College's 2012 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in West Virginia. From left Mathlete, Morgan Zopp, coach Erin Ankrum; Mathletes, Kirsten Lancia, Raeann Lahita, and Dalton Minger.

 

 

Countdown Round West Virginia finalists from left to right: Kayley Miller of Triadelphia Middle School took 1st place and Dalton Minger of Follansbee Middle School took 2nd place. Countdown Round West Virginia finalists from left to right: Kayley Miller of Triadelphia Middle School took 1st place and Dalton Minger of Follansbee Middle School took 2nd place.

 

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