Math Masters: Area students take honors in regional eventThe 6th grade regional Math Masters tournament was held in Alexandria on Friday, March 11.
The 6th grade regional Math Masters tournament was held in Alexandria on Friday, March 11. Nine School District 206 teams competed in the tournament. In all, 16 school districts from west central Minnesota participated, with 155 students comprising 31 teams.
The Math Masters competition is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities as well as provide recognition to students for academic effort and achievement.
The competition included a fact drill round, three individual rounds and three team rounds. Four District 206 teams finished in the top five, with several students taking individual honors.
Following are the results:
• Voyager Elementary (VES) Team 1, first place (team plaque and individual plaques awarded) – Emma Ziegler, Camille Johnson, Sarah Finley, Kim Snell and Paige Revering.
• Lincoln Elementary (LES) Team 2, 2nd place (team plaques, individual medallions) – Reed Larson, Jack Wieberdink, McKinley Danielson, Keaton Kvale and Ryan Klingbeil.
• VES Team 2, third place (team plaque, individual medallions) – Landon Jorgensen, Aaron Telander, Will Odland and Blake Anderson.
• LES Team 1, fourth place (individual medallions) – Henri Santelman, Justin Schmitz, Micah Christenson, Sam Gunvalson and Ben Bogart.
• Woodland Elementary (WES) Team 2, eighth place (ribbons) – McKena Thoennes, Laura Timm, Sylina Hertel, Ashley Pederson and McKayla Woods.
• VES Team 3, 10th place (ribbons) – Andrea Gerdes, Josie Nelson, McKayla Petrie, Mari Sensatd and Rachel Sparr.
Fact drill competition
• Medallion winners – Emma Ziegler, eighth place, VES Team 1; Reed Larson, ninth place, LES Team 2.
• Ribbon winners – Micah Christenson, 18th place, LES Team 1; Ryan Klingbeil, 19th place, LES Team 2; Ashley Pederson, 20th place, WES Team 2.
• Medallion winners – Landon Jorgensen, first place, VES Team 2; Laura Timm, second place, WES Team 2; Jack Wieberdink, third place, LES Team 2; Emma Ziegler, fourth place, VES Team 1; Justin Schmitz, sixth place, LES Team 1.
• Ribbon winners – Micah Christenson, tie for eighth place, LES Team 1; McKinley Danielson, 11th place, LES Team 2; Ben Bogart, 12th place, LES Team 1; Ted Nohl, 20th place, WES Team 1.
In the fact drill and individual problem solving competitions, 155 students participated.