Students Strain Their Brains In Math Competition

By: Kristy Wolski Email
By: Kristy Wolski Email

Some of Bay County's brightest students strained their brains Monday morning for the Annual Math Counts Competition at Gulf Coast Community College.

Approximately 250 "mathletes" from a number of public and private schools took part. Merritt Brown, Surfside, Everett, Jinks, Rosenwald, and Mowat middles participated, as well as Bay Haven Charter Academy, Holy Nativity, and Bozeman Learning Center.

The competition included three rounds: one with calculators, one without calculators, and a team round. The questions included both geometry and algebra.

The winning students will move on to the regional competition, and have the opportunity to advance to state and national competitions.

"They have from the beginning of the year to prepare and it's very challenging for all the students because they're usually working on problems that are above their grade level. So we're prepping them in areas of math that they may not have full conceptual understanding, but they're able to work the problems based upon the instruction they receive in class," said Kathy Jones, Surfside Middle School math teacher.

Volunteers hand-scored the papers and a database determined the winners.

2008 winners list provided by bay district schools:

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION- TOP 10

6TH GRADE:
1. Jacqueline Jermyn
2. Joshua Brown
3. Alexandria Folsom
4. Zachary Crowder
5. Conner Morrow
6. Cameron Conn
7. Kyle Runkle
8. Austin Bailey
9. Malia Alina Sylvester
10. Trey Trzaska
Honorable Mention: Amber Rose Leachman

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION- 7TH GRADE:
1. Austin Armstrong
2. George Hamm
3. Sallie Haney
4. Brandon Salazar
5. Zachary Grouey
6. Jacob Harrison
7. Hunter Lemmons
8. Jonas Hudson
9. Angela Pham
10. Kathery Taylor

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION- 8TH GRADE:
1. John Brown
2. Andrew Hamon
3. Caleb Houghton
4. Robby Adams
5. Brookelyn Flatt
6. Jenna Paigut
7. Denzel Robinson
8. Tylar Parson
9. Miranda Mathewson
10. Matthew Bradt
Honorable Mention: Michael Lam

OVERALL TEAM RANKINGS - TOP 3

6TH GRADE:
1. Merritt Brown Middle School - Team 1
2. Surfside Middle School- Team 1
3. Holy Nativity- Team 1

7TH GRADE:
1. Merritt Brown Middle School- Team 1
2. Bay Haven- Team 1
3. Everitt Middle School- Team 1

8TH GRADE:
1. Merritt Brown Middle School - Team 1
2. Bay Haven - Team 1
3. Everitt Middle School- Team 1


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