Peru State hosts 25th annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

Peru State hosts 25th annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge

Peru, Nebraska The Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge, which was founded in 1993 on the Peru State College campus, has announced the winners of its 25th annual contest.

Dr. Laura McCauley, assistant professor of math at Peru State College, said, “It was awesome! More than 125 students from 12 schools joined us for a great time at the 25th anniversary of the Challenge.”

The competition consisted of three different sessions. The first session was a forty-question multiple choice individual exam in the subject for which the student registered. The second test was a team exam where students answered open-ended mathematics questions. The third session was a quiz bowl against other students in one of the specific subject areas.

The top three individual scores on the written tests and the top team score for each division and subject were given awards. Certificates were presented to the quiz bowl finalist teams.

Lincoln Christian High School was not able to attend the award ceremony.

Algebra Division I Winners:

First place was won by Jonathan Xing from Lincoln Christian. No photo.

Zach is shown with a silver medal.

Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Zach Beaver from Falls City, who won second place.

 

Drew is shown with his bronze medal.

Drew Dixon from Auburn won 3rd place.

Lincoln Christian took home the team award for Algebra Division I. No photo.

Algebra Division II Winners:

Celina is shown with her gold medal

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Celina Chrisman for her first place win.

 

Elie is show with her silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Ellie Fields on her second place win.

 

Colton is wearing a bronze medal.

Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Colton Roberts from Harvard on his third place win.

 

Harvard took home the team award for Algebra Division II.

Algebra Division III Winners:

Wenli is wearing her gold medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president Dan Hanson, President of Peru State, congratulates Weeping Water’s Wenli Bian on her first place win.

 

Malayna is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Sterling High School’s Malayna Wingert on her second place win.

 

Buller is wearing a bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Weeping Water’s Lucas Buller on his third place win.

 

The team is holding a plaque.

Weeping Water took home the team award in Algebra Division III.

Calculus Division I Winners:

Joseph is showing his certificate.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Beatrice High School’s Joseph Wright on his first place win.

Second place was won by Ryan Van Ostrand from Lincoln Christian. No photo.

Third place was won by Aidan Nelson from Lincoln Christian. No photo.

Lincoln Christian took home the team award for Calculus Division 1. No photo.

Calculus Division II Winners:

Ray is showing his certificate.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Ray Nierman on his first place win.

 

Lynnae is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Lynnae Bennett on her second place win.

 

Deanna is wearing a bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Craig R-III’s Deanna Clayton on her third place win.

 

The team is holding a plaque.

Harvard took home the team award in Calculus Division II.

Geometry Division I Winners:

Lincoln Christian’s Ben Rickels won first place. No photo.

Derek is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Auburn High School’s Derek Mason on his second place win.

Laney is wearing a bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Falls City’s Laney Feek on her third place win.

Lincoln Christian took home the team award for Geometry Division 1. No photo.

Geometry Division II Winners:

Jayden is shown in the Student Union on the Peru State campus.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Thayer Central’s Jayden Leonard on her first place win.

 

Joe is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates HTRS’s Joe Stalder on his second place win.

 

Ashley is holding her bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Ashley Nierman on her third place win.

 

The team is holding a plaque.

Thayer took home the team award for Geometry Division II.

Geometry Division III Winners:

Deigo is wearing a gold medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Sterling High School’s Diego Sterkel on his first place win.

 

Belle is shown with a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Sterling High School’s Belle Haner on her second place win.

 

Avery is wearing a bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Weeping Water’s Avery Heath on his third place win.

 

The team is holding a plaque.

Sterling took home the team award for Geometry Division III.

Precalculus Division I Winners:

Josh Friesen, from Lincoln Christian, won first place. No photo.

Andrew Bond, from Lincoln Christian, won second place. No photo.

Hunter Schwaninger, from Lincoln Christian, won third place. No photo.

Lincoln Christian took home the team award for Precalculus Division 1. No photo.

Precalculus Division II Winners:

Clarence is shown with his gold medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates HTRS’s Clarence Schuler on his first place win.

 

Carleigh is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Harvard High School’s Carleigh Novak on her second place win.

 

Anie is wearing a gold medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates HTRS’s Anie Popham on her third place win.

 

Team is holding a plaque.

Thayer took home the team award for Precalculus Division II.

 

Precalculus Division III Winners:

Isaiah is wearing a gold medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Johnson Brock’s Isaiah Spruth-Janssen on his first place win.

 

Michael is wearing a silver medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Weeping Water’s Michael Stackpole on his second place win.

 

Marshall is wearing a bronze medal.

Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, congratulates Weeping Water’s Marshall Garner on his third place win.

 

The team is holding a plaque.

Johnson-Brock took home the team award for Pre-Calculus Division III.

 

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Ashley Peiman contributed to this release