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Release: March 10, 1999

High school math students honored at UI math competition

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa recently honored local high school student winners at the Third Annual UI Mathematics Competition. The competition, supported by grants from the College of Liberal Arts and from Dean Gary Fethke and professor Carol Fethke of the College of Business Administration, was held March 6 for 136 students from 15 Eastern Iowa high schools.

Students participated in four events. In two events, "sprint round" and "target round," students answered mathematics test questions on individual tests. In the other two events, the "team round" and "relay round," students worked in teams. Small schools were defined as those having enrollments of fewer than 750 students.

Here is a summary of tournament results:

SPRINT ROUND WINNERS:
Grade 9 (large school) David Edwards, West High School, Iowa City
Grade 9 (small school) Mike Hansen, Columbus High School, Waterloo
Grade 10 (large school) Brandon Moore, City High School, Iowa City
Grade 10 (small school) Angela Kohlhaas, Garrigan High School, Algona
Grade 11 (large school) Chris Cornelius, Linn-Mar High School, Marion
Grade 11 (small school) Dave Gaebler, Marion-Cedar Rapids Home School
Grade 12 (large school) Richard Lutz, West High School, Iowa City
Grade 12 (small school) Nick Gifford, Columbus High School, Waterloo

TEAM ROUND WINNERS
Junior Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Junior Varsity (small school) West Liberty High School
Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Varsity (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

TARGET ROUND WINNERS
Grade 9 (large school) Shobha Kazinka, West High School, Iowa City
Grade 9 (small school) Nick Zakrasek, Washington High School, Vinton
Grade 10 (large school) Brandon Moore, City High School, Iowa City
Grade 10 (small school) Angela Kohlhaas, Garrigan High School, Algona
Grade 11 (large school) Avi Stramer and Min Zhang, West High School, Iowa City
Grade 11 (small school) Dave Gaebler and Rob Gaebler, Marion-Cedar Rapids Home School
Grade 12 (large school) Brent Wiese, West High School, Iowa City
Grade 12 (small school) Nick Gifford, Columbus High School, Waterloo

RELAY ROUND WINNERS
Junior Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Junior Varsity (small school) West Liberty High School
Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Varsity (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

WINNING SCHOOLS (TOTALS OF SCORES)
Junior Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Junior Varsity (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School
Varsity (large school) West High School, Iowa City
Varsity (small school) Cedar Rapids-Marion Home School

Additionally, UI mathematics professor Paul Muhly announced at the awards ceremony that the twelfth grade winners in the Sprint Round (Richard Lutz, Iowa City West High School, and Nick Gifford, Columbus High School) and in the Target Round (Brent Wiese, Iowa City West High School, and Nick Gifford, Columbus High School) would each receive $100 cash prizes through the UI math department.

UI Mathematics Competition planners included Muhly, UI mathematics associate professor Walter Seaman, and Sandra Stockman, mathematics department administrative assistant. The event was sponsored by the UI departments of computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics and actuarial science, as well as the UI student math club.