Trine University awards scholarships, funds to Math Competition winners

University hosts annual Math Competition

By Catherine E. Porter
marketing and communication major ’16

Trine University’s Department of Mathematics, Informatics, and Cybersecurity recently hosted its 40th Annual Trine University Math Competition.

The event, held Jan. 28, consisted of individual and team exams in high school level mathematics in which participants competed for scholarship and math education funds. Individuals from 20 different schools attended.

The first place team hailed from Canterbury High School and consisted of Peter Dun, Linbo Chen, Jack Chen and Walter Li. In second place was Warsaw High School’s team, which included Robert White, Bryan Southworth, Grant Monsma and Andrew Scheidt. The third place team of Tyler Powell, Chase Cook, Andrew Karney and Andrew Harmon came from Quincy (Mich.) High School.

Individual Advanced winners included Li of Canterbury High School in first place, Dun of Canterbury High School in second and Love Osunnuga of Saint Joseph (Mich.) High School coming in third. The Individual Elementary winners were Monsma of Warsaw High School in first, with Zachary Spitzer of Marion High School placing second and Nick Bergen of Warsaw High School in third.

Li, who earned first place in the Individual Advanced competition, was awarded a renewable $5,000 scholarship to Trine University. Each member of Canterbury’s first-place team was also awarded a renewable scholarship of $3,000, and their sponsoring department received $1,000 to be used for math education. The second- and third-place teams’ departments were awarded $500 and $250, respectively.