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Alexandria takes first at second meet

The Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League had its second meet of the season on Monday, November 25.

Eric Branch, top scorerThe Alexandria Team finished in first place. Team scores were Alexandria (50), Pelican Rapids (47), Fergus Falls (28), Moorhead (28) and Breckenridge (23).

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Alexandria’s top individual scorer for this meet was Eric Branch with 10 points. He was followed closely by Matthew Bittman and Cody Weisel, who each scored 8 points.

Other Alexandria participants included Blake Anderson, Chad Blank, Carl Branch, Megan Bristow, Lucas Brito, Emelia Carlson, Laura Dahlquist, Kagan Foster, Hattie Gompf, Alayna Gray, Taryn Kay, Tyler Kay, Carolyn Lussenhop, Mitch Maday, Thomas Pederson, Ben Pryzbilla, Will Reed, Peter Rohr, Henri Santelman, Halley Score, Haley Seward, Kim Snell, Jazmin Steidl, Dalton Struck-Nosal, McKena Thoennes, Ally Timm, Ben Tollefson, Jake Wheeler and Marissa Wheeler.

Team scores are calculated by combining the scores of eight preselected individuals on individual exams and points 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, December 16 in Fergus Falls.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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