Fishers High School wins university math competition

FOR RELEASE
2008-10-10
Huntington, Ind.—On Oct. 8, Huntington University held its annual High School Math Competition. The competition was held in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall on the Huntington University campus. There were 12 teams made up of a total of 85 ninth through 12th grade participants. The students competed in three separate rounds: a multiple-choice test, an individual quick-answer round, and a team round. Scores were tallied for each team and each individual. The high schools that competed include the following:

Adams Central High School
Decatur, Ind.


2nd place team: St. Joseph’s High School (left to right): Yeojon Chun, Jeffrey Wei, Charles Logue and Brian Huang

Ayersville High School
Defiance, Ohio

Cowan High School
Muncie, Ind.

Delta High School
Muncie, Ind.

Fishers High School
Fishers, Ind.

Hamilton Southeastern High School
Fishers, Ind.

Rochester High School
Rochester, Ind.


3rd place team: Hamilton Southeastern High School: (left to right) William Berry, Scott Palmer, Tim McCall and Bosi Zhang

Southern Wells High School
Poneto, Ind.

South Bend Clay High School
South Bend, Ind.

St. Joseph’s High School
South Bend, Ind.

Wapahani High School
Selma, Ind.

West Noble High School
Ligonier, Ind.


Individual Winners: (left to right)
1st place Harrison Zhao – Fishers High School
2nd place Ian Goller – Fishers High School
3rd place Brian Huang – St. Joseph’s High School

Fishers High School came in first place with 605 total points. St, Joseph’s High School came in second with 595 points, and Hamilton South Eastern High School came in third with 570.

After a three-way tie breaker for second place, the placing individual contestants were Harrison Zhao, a junior from Fishers High School, who scored 170 points and came in first place; Ian Goller, a senior from Fishers High School, who scored 165 points and came in second place; and Brian Huang, a senior from St. Joseph’s High School, who also scored 165 points and came in third place. Team members from each winning team, the three placing individuals, and their coaches were given a trophy, a Huntington University T-shirt, and a complimentary student license of Mathematica, popular and powerful mathematical software used by many mathematicians and colleges, courtesy of Wolfram Research.

The competition is coordinated by Huntington University junior Joshua Fitzgerald, a mathematics education major from New Haven, Ind., with supervision and assistance from Dr. Bobbi Buchholz, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Jeff Lehman, associate professor of computer science.

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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. 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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