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 19, 2016) — Local middle school students recently competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2016 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was presented by XTO Energy on Saturday, February 13.
More than 80 competitors from seven area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle; Bishop Fenwick; Harding Middle; River Elementary; and Tri-Valley Middle in Ohio, Follansbee Middle; and Wellsburg Middle in West Virginia.
MATHCOUNTS encourages students to put their math and analytical skills to work to solve real-world problems and scenarios in competition with their peers.
For more than 30 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 College has hosted the math enrichment competition for more than 20 years.
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.
Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
1st Place: Bellaire Middle School Team: Jadon Bellville; Cole Porter; Tanner Schmidli; and Trenton Wilson; coached by John Farrier.
2nd Place: River Elementary School Team: Allison Bennett; Kyria Blough; Kate Dotterer; and Ian Wohnhas; coached by Sheila Thomas.
Individual Ohio awards were earned by:
1st Place Registered: Tanner Schmidli from Bellaire Middle School.
2nd Place Registered: Trenton Wilson from Bellaire Middle School.
Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
1st Place: Bellaire Middle School Team B: Katrina Davis; Madi Finnicum; Kaitlyn Kosky; Heather Mehlman; coached by John Farrier.
2nd Place: Harding Middle School Team B: Joey Brent; Emma Chancio; Dianna Lanaghan; Hannah Winkler; coached by Julianne Runco and Melissa Bowers.
Non Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:
1st Individual: Dianna Lanaghan from Harding Middle School Team B.
2nd Place Individual: Joey Brent from Harding Middle School Team B.
In the Countdown Round, Alex Barnhouse of Harding Middle School took 1st place and Allison Bennett of River Elementary School took 2nd place.
Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place: Wellsburg Middle School Team: Max Camilletti; Gage Keener; Riley McAllister; and Ethan Robey; coached by Elizabeth Jeffers.
2nd Place: Follansbee Middle School Team: Gage Conant; Estella Lahita; Emma Martino; Civanna Tomes; coached by Stephanie Humienny.
Individual West Virginia awards were earned by:
1st Place registered: Riley McAllister from Wellsburg Middle School.
2nd Place registered: Max Camilletti from Wellsburg Middle School.
Non-Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place Team: Wellsburg Middle School Team B: Alexis Cipoletti; Jacob Donley; and Brody McAllister; coached by Elizabeth Jeffers.
Non Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place Individual: Jacob Donley from Wellsburg Middle School Team B.
In the Countdown Round, Ethan Robey of Wellsburg Middle School took 1st place and Civanna Tomes of Follansbee Middle School took 2nd place.
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