Two sixth-grade teams from Alexandria Public Schools performed well in the regional Math Masters virtual competition in March.
A total of 19 teams from across Minnesota participated in the event.
The competition included a fact drill round, three individual rounds and three team rounds. Both Alexandria Public Schools’ teams finished in the top three with several students taking individual honors.
In the team competition, Discovery Middle School Team 1 (Tommy Dutcher, Alex Rodriguez, Ziggy Henrich, Elizabeth Wagner, and Grant Juelke) placed second overall. Discovery Middle School Team 2 (Jameson McAdoo, Hunter Krebs, Ezequiel Rodriguez, and Josh Makalinao) placed third overall.
In the fact drill competition with 92 students competing, these students placed in the top 10: Josh Makalinao -- first place (tie), Alex Rodriguez -- third place, Tommy Dutcher -- sixth place, and Grant Juelke -- ninth place (tie).
In the Individual problem solving competition with 92 students competing, these students placed in the top 10: Alex Rodriguez -- second place, Tommy Dutcher -- third place, Elizabeth Wagner -- fifth place, Ziggy Henrich -- sixth place, Jameson McAdoo -- seventh place, and Josh Makalinao -- 10th place.
The school district sends a special thanks to 3M for financially supporting the Math Masters program.