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High school math students honored at UI math competition

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa division of mathematical sciences recently honored local high school students at its second annual UI Mathematics Competition. The competition was March 7 for about 106 students from 12 eastern Iowa high schools.

Students participated in four events. In the "sprint round" and "target round," students answered mathematics test questions on individual tests. The other two, the "team round" and "relay round," were team activities. For purposes of the competition, small schools were identified as those having enrollments of fewer than 700 students.

Here is a summary of the results of the tournament:

SPRINT ROUND WINNERS:

Grade 9 (large school) Alex Power, Cedar Falls High School

Grade 9 (small school) Jay Simon, West Liberty High School

Grade 10 (large school) Joanne Wen, Iowa City West High School

Grade 10 (small school) Dave Gaebler, Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Grade 11 (large school) Jimmy Brito, Cedar Falls High School

Grade 11 (small school) Sean Iske, West Liberty High School

Grade 12 (large school) Sylvia Carlisle, Iowa City West High School

Grade 12 (small school) Matt Hahn, Central High School Elkader

TEAM ROUND WINNERS

Grades 9/10 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 9/10 (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Grades 11/12 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 11/12 (small school) West Branch High School

TARGET ROUND WINNERS

Grade 9 (large school) Hee Jin Lee and Rohit Thomas, Iowa City West High School

Grade 9 (small school) Jay Simon, Brock Leggins, and Kent Lewis, West Liberty High School

Grade 10 (large school) Chris Cornelius, Linn-Mar High School Marion

Grade 10 (small school) Rob Gaebler, Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Grade 11 (large school) Jimmy Brito, Cedar Falls High School; Andrew Cowdery, Erik Steelman, Iowa City West High School

Grade 11 (small school) Sean Iske, West Liberty High School

Grade 12 (large school) Peter Russo, Iowa City West High School

Grade 12 (small school) Matt Hahn, Central High School Elkader

RELAY ROUND WINNERS

Grades 9/10 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 9/10 (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Grades 11/12 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 11/12 (small school) Central High School

WINNING SCHOOLS (TOTALS OF SCORES)

Grades 9/10 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 9/10 (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Grades 11/12 (large school) Iowa City West High School

Grades 11/12 (small school) West Liberty High School

The UI Mathematics Competition was sponsored by the division of mathematical sciences, the department of mathematics education, Students Undertaking Mathematical Sciences (SUMS) and the UI student math club, with the support of Dean Gary Fethke and Professor Carol Fethke of the UI College of Business Administration. Competition planners and/or participants included: UI Mathematics Professors Walter Seaman (1998 organizer), Jon Simon and Paul Muhly (1997 organizer); UI math students Terry Sargent and Shayne Gelo; Michelle Larson, UI actuarial science coordinator; Iowa City West High School mathematics instructor Mike Marcketti; Brad Glass, math education graduate student; Sandy Stockman, department of mathematics administrative assistant; and Vickie Clarke, department of mathematics secretary.

3/11/98