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, 2017) — Local middle school students recently competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2017 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was presented by XTO Energy on Saturday, February 18.
More than 50 competitors from six area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle; Harding Middle; River Elementary, and Shenandoah Elementary in Ohio, and 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. The Ohio State Competition is on March 11, 2017 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus Ohio and the West Virginia State Competition will be held on March 18, 2017 at Braxton County Middle School, Flatwoods, West Virginia.
Non-registered winners compete only for medallions 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: Harding Middle School Team Josh Feaster; Joshua Lahr; Dianna Lanaghan; and Jakob Springer; coached by Julianne Runco.
2nd Place: Shenandoah Elementary School Team: Raegan Feldner; Liberty Giesey; Wyatt Miley; and Abby Pfeffer; coached by Shannon Leasure.
Individual Ohio awards were earned by:
1st Place Registered: Jadon Bellville from Bellaire Middle School.
2nd Place Registered: Josh Lahr from Harding Middle School.
Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
1st Place: Harding Middle School Team B: Eli Burgey; Aidan Gray; Ian Stoll; and Caesen Sutton; coached by Julianne Runco.
2nd Place: Bellaire Middle School Team B: Jenna Miller; Tim O’Grady; Caitlin Silber; and Zach Smalley; coached by John Farrier.
Non-Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:
1st Individual: Aidan Gray from Harding Middle School Team B.
2nd Place Individual: Corryn Lahr from Harding Middle School Team C.
In the Countdown Round, Josh Lahr of Harding Middle School took 1st place and Josh Feaster of Harding Middle School took 2nd place.
Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place: Wellsburg Middle School Team: Brody McAllister; Ethan Robey; Morgan Roadman; and Clyde Vanderpool; coached by Elizabeth Jeffers.
2nd Place: Follansbee Middle School Team: Roger Gabbert; Jason Polgar; Savannah Turner-Davis; and Mia Zopp; coached by Stephanie Humienny.
Individual West Virginia awards were earned by:
1st Place registered: Ethan Robey from Wellsburg Middle School.
2nd Place registered: Clyde Vanderpool 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 Brianna Ferguson; coached by Elizabeth Jeffers.
Non-Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place Individual: Brianna Ferguson from Wellsburg Middle School.
2nd Place Individual: Alexis Cipoletti from Wellsburg Middle School.
In the Countdown Round, Kendrick Fish of Wellsburg Middle School took 1st place and Ethan Robey of Wellsburg Middle School took 2nd place.
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