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Trine hosts 37th annual math contest
Saint Joseph students sweep Trine's annual math competition
ANGOLA — Saint Joseph High School’s math team swept the 37th annual High School Mathematics Competition at Trine University this month. More than 150 students from 17 schools competed in the event, which awards renewable scholarships to winning students and stipends to top teachers.
Saint Joseph sent two teams to the competition. Math teacher Patrick Soboleski led students Quynh Luong, Tong Tong Yang, Jeff Heath and Hong Chao Li to a first-place team win, and they will receive $3,000 annual renewable scholarships if they enroll at Trine. Luong and Yang won second place individual advanced and individual elementary awards respectively.
Saint Joseph students Meng Ma, Thomas Choi, Allison Xu and Nicholas Wawrykow comprised the school’s other team. Ma and Choi won individual advanced and individual elementary awards respectively. Ma will receive a $5,000 annual renewable scholarship if she enrolls at Trine. Xu captured the third-place individual elementary award. Soboleski won a $1,000 stipend to use for math education.
Warsaw High School students Eric Smolen, Elise Smith, Grant Carlson and Bryce Carter captured a second place team win. Warsaw High math teacher Amanda Taylor received a $500 stipend.
Quincy High School students Mike Wilkinson, Devarsh Umashanker, Megan Karney and Evan Young led their school to a third place win. Quincy High math teacher Jeff Powell won a $250 stipend.
Westview Junior-Senior High School student Tabitha Lehman captured the third-place individual advanced award.
Other participating schools and students included:
• Adams Central High School students Shelby Aschliman, Lena Kaehr, Troy Tonner, Blaine Aschliman, Shawn Reinhard, Jon Weil, Aaron Stefen, Keaton Fletcher, Clayton Lengerich, Tyler Sipe, Justin Geels and Tim Steffen.
• Angola Area Christian Home Educators students David Temme, Ruth Temme, Joy Hassett and Katie Davenport.
• Ayersville High School students Ben Vogel, Dallas Smith, Joshua Kieffer, Kayla Waisner, Garrett Manfield, Andy Brink, Dylan Moore, Trevor Duryea, Ryan Behringer, George Roth, Charlie Florence, Hadassah Roberts, Kyle Kissner and Sean Morin.
• Clinton High School students Tom Davis, Alicia Layer, Luke Schaffner, Jessica Kassal, Sam Kittle, Grace Demerath, Joe Jones, Haley Mercy, Beth Cameron, Amanda Kempher and Tim Smith.
• Coldwater High School students Robert Borden, Querubin Dubuis, Trang Hoang, Jeffery Werkman, Jaycie Littley, Jason Delaney, Hannah Ford and Jacob Fielding.
• East Noble High School students Laura Leichty, Sydney Byerley, Michaela Corbin, Madison Cock, Mike Savage, Blake Rodenbeck, Josh Tew, Shea Targgart, Jeremy Mertz, Kathryn Merkling, Josh Roesener and Amanda Leaders.
• Fairview High School students Kyla Dietrich, Kasen Culler, Hannah Vollmer, Tony Meyer, Sarah Wells, Bret Sanderson, Jacob Whitman, Ryan Singer, Carly Sprow, Emily Macsay, Jared Elchinger, Tyler Nusbaum and Tyler Cooper.
• Harlan Christian School students Trisha Carter, Alyssa Gingerich, Drake Atchley and Bethany Miller.
• Marion High School students David Harvey, Andrew Schoer, Kirby Kohlmorgen, Vinai Oddiraju, Jeffrey Henline, Kylie Ancil, Thao Nguyen and Amogh Sehgal.
• Marshall High School student Collin DeBrabander.
• Quincy High School students Abby Baldwin, Clayton Rzepka, Elizabeth Brockway, Mary Snyder, Levi Drumm, Joey Claton, Brett Palmer, Macabe Brand, Ryan Williams, T.J. Strock, Bree Spalding, Bethany Myers, Mariah Supianoski, Courtney Wiley, Peyton Faltesek and Melissa O’Neal.
• Rochester High School students Lena Yu, Jenny Anoune, Kayla Lindsay, Kelsi Denney, Travis Nelson, Mike Posswan, Evan Webb and Hannah Okary.
• Waldron High School students Alicia Knapp, Kelsey White, Scott Clark and Jessie Ghent.
• Warsaw High School students Zac Erba, Alek Jansen, Lucille Rich and Andrew Cox.
• West Noble High School students Austin Pensinger, Casey Jones, Seth Bontrager, Joanna Ness, Nelson Luehrs and Ashlee Ritchie.
• Westview High Schools students Andrea Hochstatler, Tabitha Lehman, Jeremy Miller, Jerry Schwartz, Richelle Sharick, Kaitlyn Mast, Antonio Castillo, Nic Pfenning, Dom Hunter, Keenan Crotty, Rebecca Lawhorn and Reese Martin.