High school mathematicians compete at Trine

February 16, 2022

Teams from 17 high schools contended for scholarships and cash prizes at the 45th annual High School Mathematics Competition hosted by Trine University on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

A total of 163 students, competing in elementary and advanced divisions, took part in the event. High schools from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were represented.

The competition consisted of individual and team events for students, with first through third places recognized in both categories. Cash awards were given to the teachers of the top three teams to be used toward math education at their school.

A team from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, consisting of Derick Shi, Janet Yu, Allison Yu and Zichu Wang, won first place, earning renewable $3,000 scholarships toward tuition at Trine University for each member and a $500 cash award for teacher Paul McClelland.

Jaxson Miller, Brock Reschly, Roselynn Gutierrez and Joseph Keyser of Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana, earned second-place honors, providing a $250 cash award for teacher Simone Powell.

St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana, with team members Joshua Culver, Samuel Thomas, Emmanuel Thomas and Thomas Belcher, took third place. Teacher Brett Goodwin received a $125 cash prize.

Jaxson Miller of Northridge High School won the top individual award, earning a renewable $5,000 scholarship toward tuition at Trine University. Second place went to Derick Shi of Penn High School, and third went to Kevin Wang of Northridge.

Preston Gascho of Northridge won the top individual elementary award. Second place went to Grace Wang of Penn High School, and Jacob Sheridan of Northridge won third place.

  • Penn High School

    Penn High School - A team from Penn High School - from left, Janet Yu, Allison Yu, Derick Shi and Zichu Wang, pictured with teacher Paul McClelland - took first place at Trine University's annual High School Mathematics Competition. Team members earned renewable $3,000 scholarships toward tuition at Trine University, (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Jaxon Miller

    Jaxon Miller - Jaxon Miller of Northridge High School won the top award in the advanced division, which includes a renewable $5,000 scholarship toward tuition at Trine University. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Northridge High School

    Northridge High School - A team from Northridge High School - from left, Jaxon Miller, Brock Reschly, Joseph Keyser and Roselynn Gutierrez, pictured with teacher Simone Powell - earned second place at Trine University's annual High School Mathematics Competition. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • St. Joseph High School

    St. Joseph High School - A team from St. Joseph High School - from left, Joshua Culver, Thomas Belcher, Samuel Thomas and Emmanuel Thomas, pictured with teacher Brett Goodrich - earned third place at Trine University's annual High School Mathematics Competition. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Derick Shi

    Derick Shi - Derick Shi of Penn High School was the second-place winner in the advanced division. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Kevin Wang

    Kevin Wang - Kevin Wang of Northridge High School was the third-place winner in the advanced division. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Preston Gascho

    Preston Gascho - Preston Gascho of Northridge High School was the first-place winner in the elementary division. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Grace Wang

    Grace Wang - Grace Wang of Penn High School was the second-place winner in the elementary division. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Jacob Sheridan

    Jacob Sheridan - Jacob Sheridan of Northridge High School was the third-place winner in the elementary division. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

Last Updated: 02/21/2022

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