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Alex math team wins meet

The Jefferson High School (JHS) Math League had their second meet on Monday, November 26.

Alexandria finished in first place out of 11 schools. The teams scored as follows: Alexandria (71), Bemidji (65), Thief River Falls (55), Breckenridge (50), Pelican Rapids (39), Nevis (34), Detroit Lakes (32), Moorhead (32), Fergus Falls (30), Greenbush-Middle River (17) and Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig (6).

Alexandria's top individual scorers for this meet were Carl Branch and Carolyn Lussenhop with 12 points each. They were followed closely by Eric Branch, Tyler Kay and Brandon Thoennes who each scored 10 points.

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 17 in Fergus Falls.