Students score big at math contest
Forty-six 7th through 12th graders from Discovery Middle School and Jefferson High School in Alexandria competed in the St. Cloud State University Math Contest on Thursday, April 4.
Students received awards for placing first through third and for being in either the top 5 percent or top 10 percent.
Local students who received awards were:
7th grade: Wil Kopp finished in first place out of 596 total participants, Luke Tollefson finished in the top 5 percent, and Erik Dennie and Ryan Swanberg finished in the top 10 percent.
8th grade: Laura Timm just missed finishing in the top 10 percent out of 818 participants.
9th grade: Matthew Bittman finished in the top 5 percent out of 184 participants, earning a 10th place finish.
10th grade: Eric Branch finished in the top 10 percent out of 201 participants, earning a 17th place finish.
11th grade: Ben Tollefson finished in the top 10 percent out of 132 participants, earning a 10th place finish.
12th grade: Taylor Score finished in the top 10 percent out of 87 participants, earning an 8th place finish, and the team of Score, Kalli Bowser and Ted Deitz finished in 3rd place.
Team scores were calculated by combining the top three individual scores at each grade level. During the individual test, students had 60 minutes to complete 30 to 35 rigorous problems.