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Local Students Take Top Honors at Annual MATHCOUNTS Competition 

Ohio Registered Winners

Ohio Registered Winners: Belmont College President Dr. Paul Gasparro (far left) congratulates the Bellaire Middle School team, coached by John Farrier (pictured far right), as they took first place at Belmont College’s 2015 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in Ohio.

 

WV Registered Winners

WV Registered Winners: Belmont College President Dr. Paul Gasparro (far left) congratulates the Wellsburg Middle School team, coached by Elizabeth Jeffers (pictured far right), as they took first place at Belmont College’s 2015 MATHCOUNTS and will proceed to the state competition in West Virginia.

 

St. Clairsville, OH (March 4, 2015) — Local middle school students competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2015 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was presented by Hess Corporation on Saturday, February 28.

 

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.

 

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.

 

More than 95 competitors from 10 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; Triadelphia Middle; St. Michael Parish; St. Vincent DePaul; and Wellsburg Middle in West Virginia.

 

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: Cole Porter; Sydney Purtiman; Tanner Schmidli; and Trenton Wilson; coached by John Farrier.
  • 2nd Place: River Elementary School Team:Kate Dotterer; Hunter Driggs; Thad Indermuhle; and Tabitha Straub; coached by Sheila Thomas.

 

Individual Ohio awards were earned by:

  • 1st Place Registered: Tanner Schmidli from Bellaire Middle
  • 2nd Place Registered: Orlando Schiappa from Harding Middle

 

Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:

  • 1st Place: River Elementary School Team B: Allison Bennett; Haven Blough; Britton DeGarmo; Montana Tucker; coached by Sheila Thomas.
  • 2nd Place: Tri-Valley Middle School Team C: Emily Hutcheson; Brianna Norris; Mason Swingle; Dylan Williams; coached by Jason Braddock.

 

Non Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:

  • 1st Individual: Dylan Williams from Tri Valley Middle Team C
  • 2nd Place Individual: Janessa Dawson from Tri Valley Middle Team B

 

In the Countdown Round, Thad Indermuhle of River Elementary took 1st place and Kyle Agin of Tri-Valley Middle took 2nd place.

 

Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:

  • 1st Place: Wellsburg Middle School Team: Emily Donley; Michaela Mahan; Riley McAllister; Ethan Robey; coached by Elizabeth Jeffers.
  • 2nd Place: Tridelphia Middle School Team:Michael Castellucci; Abby Jones; Ashley Linder; Emily Tork; coached by Terry Underwood.

           

Individual West Virginia awards were earned by:

  • 1st Place registered: Riley McAllister from Wellsburg Middle School.
  • 2nd Place registered: Lillian Bischof from St.Michael Parish School.

 

Non-Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:

  • 1st Place Team: Tridelphia Middle School Team B:Colin Boyer; coached by Terry Underwood.

 

Non Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to:

  • 1st Place Individual: Colin Boyer from Triadelphia Middle School Team B.

 

In the Countdown Round, Abby Jones of Triadelphia Middle School took 1st place and Ethan Robey of Wellsburg Middle School took 2nd place.

 

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