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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 18, 2019) — Local middle school students recently competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2019 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, presented by XTO Energy, was held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville on Friday, February 15.

 

More than 80 competitors from five area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle, coached by John Farrier; Harding Middle, coached by Melissa Bowers and J.D. Hayes, and River Elementary coached by Laura Dotterer in Ohio, as well as Brooke Middle, coached by Jami Packer; and Triadelphia Middle, coached by Scot Kangisser in West Virginia.

 

Harding Middle School Team A coached by J.D. Hayes and Melissa Bowers, took first place at Belmont College’s 2019 MATHCOUNTS competition and will proceed to the state competition in Ohio. Pictured (left to right): J.D. Hayes (coach); John Dettorre; Corey Cooper; Mason Stoll; Bryce Huff and Melissa Bowers (coach).

 

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 9, 2019 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus Ohio and the West Virginia State Competition will be held on March 23, 2019 at Braxton County Middle School, Flatwoods, West Virginia.

 

Triadelphia Middle School Team A, coached by Scot Kangisser, took first place at Belmont College’s 2019 MATHCOUNTS competition and will proceed to the state competition in West Virginia. Pictured (left to right): Jonah Nizami; Grant Simmons; Scot Kangisser (coach); Kathryn Prather; and Grant Kenamond.

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 Team: Harding Team A: Bryce Huff; Corey Cooper; John Dettorre; and Mason Stoll.

2nd Place Team: River Team A: Mara Beard; Kolton Dotterer; Alyssa Hornbeck; and Grady Palmer.

 

Individual Ohio registered awards were earned by:

1st Place: Kolton Dotterer from River Elementary

2nd Place: Kellen Marshall from Harding Middle

 

Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:

1st Place Team: Bellaire Team B: Bryton Giffin; Bethany McElfresh; Makayla McFeley; and Isaac Salva.

2nd Place Team: Bellaire Team C: Alex Applegarth; Loan Edgar; Tyce Hughes; and Jayson Lemley.

 

Non-Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:

1st Individual: Logan Edgar from Bellaire Middle

2nd Place Individual: Tyce Hughes from Bellaire Middle

 

Countdown Round awards for Ohio were earned by:

1st Place: Corey Cooper from Harding Middle

2nd Place: John Dettorre from Harding Middle

 

Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:

1st Place Team: Triadelphia Team A: Grant Kenamond; Jonah Nizami; Kathryn Prather; and Grant Simmons.

2nd Place Team: Brooke Team A: Noah Conaway; Brady Mercer; Sam Mockbee

and Christian Packer.

 

Individual West Virginia registered awards were earned by:

1st Place: Grant Kenamond from Triadelphia Middle

2nd Place: Kathryn Prather from Triadelphia Middle

 

Non-Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:

1st Place Team: Triadelphia Team B: Natalie Daugherty; Zac Davis; Merritt Delk; and Brendon Loy.

2nd Place Team: Triadelphia Team C: Kelsey Holeczy and Spencer Zoladz.

 

Non-Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to

1st Place: Zac Davis from Triadelphia Middle

2nd Place: Spencer Zoladz from Triadelphia

 

Countdown Round awards for West Virginia were earned by:

1st Place: Grant Kenamond from Triadelphia Middle

2nd Place: Grace O’neil from Triadelphia Middle

 

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