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Local students compete at St. Cloud math contest

Alexandria 7th-12th graders recently competed at the St. Cloud State University Math Contest. Individuals in 7th-8th grades who took home awards were (back, left to right) Noah Struck, Wil Kopp, Bruce Navratil, (front) Olivia Kopp, Lauren Russell and CJ Schlosser. (Contributed)

Fifty-seven 7th-12th graders from Discovery Middle School (DMS) and Jefferson High School (JHS), both in Alexandria, competed in the St. Cloud State University Math Contest on Thursday, April 3.

Students received awards for placing first through third and for being in either the top 5 percent or the top 10 percent.

Students who received awards were:

7th grade: Out of 645 participants, Lauren Russell earned fourth. Noah Struck and Olivia Kopp both placed in the top 10 percent. The team placed sixth out of 32 schools.

8th grade: Out of 857 participants, Will Kopp took seventh. CJ Schlosser and Bruce Navratil placed in the top 10 percent. The team placed 13th out of 39 schools.

9th grade: Out of 181, Micah Christenson was two places away from finishing in the top 10 percent. The team placed 11th out of 18 schools.

10th grade: Out of 124 participants, Matthew Bittmann finished in the top 10 percent, earning a ninth place finish. The team placed ninth out of 19 schools.

11th grade: Out of 113 participants, Eric Branch finished in the top 10 percent, earning an eighth place finish. The team placed fifth out of 17 schools.

12th grade: Out of 80 participants, Ben Tollefson placed 13th. The team placed sixth out of 17 schools.

Team scores were calculated by combining the top four individual scores at each grade level. During the individual test, students had 60 minutes to complete 35 problems.

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