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Alexandria math league takes first

Will Kopp

The Alexandria Area High School math league team easily took first place in a Monday, Dec. 18, competition against Pelican Rapids, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Breckenridge and Fergus Falls.

After solving rigorous math problems in algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus, the team scored 55 points, well above second-place Pelican Rapids, which received 38.

Those who participated in the competition, the third meet of the season, were students in grades 9-12: Christopher Bienusa, Amanda Bittmann, Nathan Eck, Sarah Jiang, Bryant Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Joslyn Kent, Nathan Klimek, Wil Kopp, Sam Maier, Dylan Nelson, CJ Schlosser, Noah Struck, Jacob Tiegen and Luke Tollefson.

Kopp, a senior studying Calculus 3, earned the most points for Alexandria, scoring 13 out of a possible 14.

Alexandria is in second place in its division going into the next meet, which is Monday, Jan. 22, in Fergus Falls.