Huntington, Ind.—Wednesday, Huntington University held its first annual Middle Grades Mathematics Competition. There were 15 four-member teams from area schools in Indiana and Ohio. The competition was run by Huntington University freshman Joshua Fitzgerald who served as student coordinator alongside supervising professor, Dr. Patrick Eggleton, associate professor of mathematics. Fitzgerald is a mathematics education major from New Haven, Ind.
Students began with a 20 multiple-choice question written test, followed by a quick-response individual round. After lunch, the teams worked together on one final round of questions before top honors were awarded to the three best teams and three best individuals.
The top three schools in the competition were first place: Garrett Middle School of Garrett, Ind.; second place: Salamonie School of Warren, Ind., and third place, Riverview Middle School of Huntington, Ind. The top three individual medalists were first place: Megan Getts of Garrett Middle School, second place: Dylan Simpson of Queen of Angels School, and third place: Xi Zheng of South Side Middle School.
Registered teams included
- Salamonie School, Warren, Ind.
- Saint Mary of the Assumption, Avilla, Ind.
- Garrett Middle School, Garrett, Ind.
- Riverview Middle School, Huntington, Ind.
- Christian Home Educators of Paulding County (CHEPC), Payne, Ohio
- Milford School, Milford, Ind.
- Queen of Angels School, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- St. John the Baptist, South Bend, Ind.
- Bethlehem Lutheran School, Ft Wayne, Ind.
- Adams Central, Monroe, Ind.
- Central Noble Middle School, Albion, Ind.
- Huntington Area Home Educators (HAHE), Andrews, Ind.
- Huntington Catholic, Huntington, Ind.
- South Side Middle School, Anderson, Ind.
- Veritas Academy, South Bend, Ind.
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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