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Moon Area High School wins fourth annual math competition

3/8/2010 —

A five-member team from Moon Area High School won the fourth annual Penn State Beaver Math Competition held March 2, on campus. Samantha Berry, a senior from the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, won the competition for highest individual score. Berry and the winning team members each are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship if they choose to attend college at Penn State Beaver.

Moon Area’s winning team was comprised of seniors Dan Murray and Chris Tramposch, juniors Aaron Johnson and Neil Frick, and sophomore Savanna Starko. Their Faculty adviser was Loni Lannessa, and Berry’s faculty advisers were Lindsay Rodgers and Sarah Marcy.

Fifty-five high school students in grades nine through 12 participated in the competition. Aliquippa, Lincoln Park, Montour, Moon Area and Rochester each sponsored two teams of five students and Center sponsored one team of five students. The competition format consisted of two rounds of math problems that were to be solved without the aid of a calculator. Each team member worked individually on the problems. Highest scores for teams and individuals were computed to determine the winners.

"The primary goal of the event is to promote mathematics to any student who might be considering a science or engineering-related career," said Chris Wu, professor of mathematics. "The competition focused on the students' ability to apply their knowledge of math in solving a very wide variety of problems."

For information about the competition, contact Wu at ccw3@psu.edu or 724-773-3870.

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