Huntington to host middle grades math competition

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2008-04-22
Note: Photographers are welcome anytime, though the best time to come would be between 12:30 and 1 p.m. when group work will take place, and awards will be given.

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University will hold its second mathematics competition for middle grades students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23.

Eighteen teams, comprised of 124 students, will gather in the university’s Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts to compete for the top prizes, both individually and by team. Students begin with a 20 multiple-choice question written test, followed by a quick-response individual round. After lunch, teams will work together on one final round of questions before awarding the top honors to the three best teams and three best individuals.

Registered teams include

Adams Central (Monroe, Ind.)

Anderson Christian School (Anderson, Ind.)

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School (Bluffton, Ind.)

Bremen Middle School (Bremen, Ind.)

Concord Junior High School (Elkhart, Ind.)

Crestview Middle School (Huntington, Ind.)

Edgewood Middle School (Warsaw, Ind.)

Garrett Middle School (Garrett, Ind.)

Huntington Catholic (Huntington, Ind.)

Lafayette Area Homeschool (Lafayette, Ind.)

Lafayette Park Middle School (Kokomo, Ind.)

Lakeview Middle School (Warsaw, Ind.)

Milford School (Milford, Ind.)

Queen of Angels School (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Riverview Middle School (Huntington, Ind.)

St. John the Baptist (South Bend, Ind.)

St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School (Decatur, Ind.)

Salamonie School (Warren, Ind.)

Further information about the competition may be found at www.huntington.edu/math/competition/. The competition is sponsored by the Huntington University Mathematics and Computer Sciences Departments and is coordinated by sophomore Josh Fitzgerald, a math education major from New Haven, Ind., and Dr. Bobbi Buchholz, assistant professor of mathematical sciences.

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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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