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JHS math league takes top honors at first meet of season

The Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League had its first meet of the season on Monday, November 4.

M. Bittmann, top scorerC. Branch, top scorerK. Snell, top scorerThe Alexandria team finished in first place with a score of 59, followed by Pelican Rapids (46), Moorhead (44), Breckenridge (37) and Fergus Falls (31).

Alexandria’s top individual scorers were Matthew Bittmann, Carl Branch and Kim Snell, with 10 points each.

The team earned its first ever trip to the state tournament last year and has a goal to return again this year.

With the exception of the graduating seniors, the team has returned almost all of its members and has added many new members.

Team scores for math league are calculated by combining the scores of eight pre-selected individuals on individual exams, and points are earned during a team exam. During the individual rounds, students have 12 minutes to complete four math problems.

The problems cover different topics in algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus.

The next meet is Monday, November 25 in Fergus Falls.