|Individual winners, from left to right, Walter Li, Nick Perkins and Peter Dun|
|First place team, Zionsville Community High School|
|Second place team, Canterbury High School|
|Third place team, Marion High School|
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Zionsville Community High School from Zionsville,
Ind., took home first place in the annual Huntington University High School Mathematics Competition held Oct. 23 on campus.
area high schools competed for individual and team awards in
demonstration of mathematical abilities. The goal of the competition is
to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve in
For the team competition, Zionsville Community High
School captured first place, Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
second place and Marion High School in Marion, Ind., third place.
the individual awards, Walter Li, a junior from Canterbury captured
first place; Nick Perkins, a senior from Zionsville earned second place;
and Peter Dun, a sophomore from Canterbury edged out Baizhen Zhu from
Zionsville on the one question tie-breaker for 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 in Anderson, Ind., Ayersville
High School in Highland, Ohio, Canterbury High School, Marion High
School, Saint Joseph High School in South Bend, Ind., South Bend Clay
High School in South Bend, Ind., Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw,
Ind., and Zionsville Community High School.