JHS math team tied for 1st at Fergus Falls meetThe Jefferson High School math team attended its fourth meet of the season in Fergus Falls, competing with Breckenridge, Fergus Falls and Moorhead.
The Jefferson High School math team attended its fourth meet of the season in Fergus Falls, competing with Breckenridge, Fergus Falls and Moorhead. The team tied for first place with Breckenridge with team scores of 27 points each.
On the season, the team is currently in second place in the south half of the division. In the entire division of eight schools, the team is in third place.
Participants at the meet included Jordan Arel, Peter Brackin, Jen DeCock, Claire Donovan, Christine Johnson, Ben LeVahn, Katie Lovrien, Jade Mathre, Natalie Molloy, Kelli Montbriand, Brynn Novotny, Nicholas Schlapkohl, Taylor Score, Will Sieling, Katy Simonson, Leah Stinson, Carson Stowe and John Turner.
Top individual scorers at the meet were Lovrien with eight points, and LeVahn, Mathre and Score with six points. Score leads the team with 23 individual points. He is followed by Lovrien and Montbriand who each have 20 individual points.
Team scores are calculated by combining the scores of eight preselected students on individual exams and points earned during a team exam.
During the individual rounds, students have 12 minutes to complete four rigorous math problems. The first is worth one point and the other three are worth two points. Each student takes two exams. The maximum an individual can earn at one event is 14 points.
The problems cover topics in algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus.