Fishers High School takes first at Huntington University’s math competition

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2011-10-21
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Fishers High School in Fishers, Ind., took first place at Huntington University’s annual High School Mathematics Competition against 11 other teams.

During the competition on Oct. 19, teams competed for individual and team awards for their demonstration of mathematical abilities.

Fishers earned 720 points for its first-place finish. In second was Hamilton Southeastern High School from Fishers, Ind., with 690 points, and third went to Zionsville High School from Zionsville, Ind., with 655 points.

The top three students were: first place, Madeline Snipes, a junior from Fishers High School with 200 points; second place: Scott An, a junior from Hamilton Southeastern High School with 200 points; and third place, Usama Kamran, a junior from Fishers High School with 190 points.

The other competiting teams were: Adams Central High School, Monroe, Ind,; Anderson Christian School, Anderson, Ind.; Ayersville High School, Defiance, Ohio; Southwood High School, Wabash, Ind.; Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw, Ind.; West Noble High School, Ligonier, Ind.; South Adams High School, Berne, Ind.; Wapahani High School, Selma, Ind.; and Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The mathematics competition is made up of three rounds. The first round is a 20-question written exam comprised of questions from algebra to calculus. 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 two minutes to complete each question. Students receive 10 points for correctly answered questions. The final round, the team round, adds points to the team score. Students are provided with a multi-task problem that is best solved through the cooperative efforts of the team. A total of 50 points is possible for the final round.

The goal of the competition is to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve in mathematics.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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