|Northridge Middle School team|
|Discovery Middle School team|
|Concord Junior High School team|
|Individual winners: From left to right, Athreya Sundaram from Discovery Middle
School, Jonathan Harley from
Discovery Middle School and Garrett Rodino from Northridge Middle School. |
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Northridge Middle School of Middlebury, Ind., took
home first place in the annual Huntington University Middle School Mathematics Competition on April 16.
area middle schools competed for individual and team awards while
demonstrating their mathematical abilities. The goal of the competition
is to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve
For the team competition, Northridge captured first
place, Discovery Middle School in Granger, Ind., took second place and
Concord Junior High School in Elkhart, Ind., took third place.
individual titles were decided by a final three-way tie-breaking
question. Athreya Sundaram, an eighth grader from Discovery Middle
School captured first place. Jonathan Harley, an eighth grader from
Discovery Middle School earned second place, and Garrett Rodino, an
eighth grader from Northridge Middle School took third place.
mathematics competition is made up of three rounds. The first round is a
20-question written exam comprised of questions from algebra, geometry
and general mathematics. Students can earn a total of 100 points for the
exam. The individual round of the competition is made up of 10
questions. Students are given a minute and a half to complete each
question. Each question answered correctly earns a student 10 points.
The final round, the team round, provides additional points for the team
score. Students are provided with several problems that are more
challenging and best solved through the cooperative efforts of the team.
A total of 50 points is possible for the final round.
competing were: Anderson Christian School, Bremen Middle School, Concord
Junior High School, Crestview Middle School, Crestview Middle School,
Discovery Middle School, Emmaus Lutheran School, Frankfort Middle
School, Garrett Middle School, Lakeland Middle School, Maconaquah Middle
School, Milford School, Northridge Middle School, Pope John Paul II
Middle School, Riverview Middle School, Selma Middle School and St.
William Palmer, a junior elementary and middle
school mathematics major at HU, served as the student coordinator. The
competition was overseen by Dr. Dan Dobbs and Dr. Jeff Lehman from the mathematics and computer science department at HU.