ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local middle school students recently competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2018 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was held on Friday, Feb. 16.
More than 85 competitors from 6 area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle, coached by John Farrier; Harding Middle, coached by Melissa Bowers, and River Elementary coached by Laura Dotterer in Ohio, and Follansbee Middle, coached by Stephanie Humienny; Triadelphia Middle, coached by Scot Kangisser, and Wellsburg Middle coached by Elizabeth Jeffers in West Virginia.
MATHCOUNTS encourages students to put their math and analytical skills to work to solve real-world problems and scenarios in competition with their peers.
For more than 30 years, volunteers, educators, and industry sponsors have come together to make MATHCOUNTS possible for middle school students around the country. The event includes both individual and team competition. Belmont College has hosted the math enrichment competition for more than 20 years.
Registered local winners proceed to state competitions, where the top four "mathletes" and their coach compete to represent their state or region at the national level. The Ohio State Competition is on March 10, 2018 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus Ohio and the West Virginia State Competition will be held on March 24, 2017 at Braxton County Middle School, Flatwoods, West Virginia.
Non-registered winners compete only for medallions at the local event. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students' math skills, develops their self-confidence, and rewards them for their achievements.
Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
1st Place Team: Bellaire Middle School Team: Logan Carpenter; Tyler Edgar; Chance Maffe and Caitlyn Silber.
2nd Place Team: Harding Middle School Team: Jonathan Burchfield; Corryn Lahr; Dylan Lewis; and Mason Stoll.
Individual Ohio registered awards were earned by:
1st Place: Logan Carpenter from Bellaire Middle School
2nd Place: Corryn Lahr from Harding Middle School
Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
1st Place Team: Harding Middle School Team B: Bryce Huff; Parker Kelley; Kellen Marshall and Daniel Sheeler.
2nd Place Team: Bellaire Middle School Team C: Bryton Giffen; Tyce Hughes; Isaac Salva; and Devin Schramm.
Non-Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:
1st Individual: Cole Antill from Harding Middle School
2nd Place Individual: Caitlyn Lukacera from Harding Middle School
Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place Team: Triadelphia Middle School: Chloe Holmes; Grant Kenamond, Jonah Nizami; and Kathryn Prather.
2nd Place Team: Wellsburg Middle School: Brianna Ferguson; Kendrick Fish; Eddie Marks; and Brody McAllister.
Individual West Virginia registered awards were earned by:
1st Place: Kathryn Prather from Triadelphia Middle School
2nd Place: Grant Kenamond from Triadelphia Middle School
Non-Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
1st Place Team: Triadelphia Team B: Jillian Griffin; Charlie Ihlenfeld; Owen Leary;
2nd Place Team: Triadelphia Team D: Luke Dunaway; Adam LaFollett; Summer O’Bryant and Gideon Titus-Glover.
Non-Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to
1st Place: Ryan Linder from Triadelphia Middle School
2nd Place: Grant Schehl from Triadelphia Middle School