April 8, 2016, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429


Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College and the Peru State Mathematics Club with faculty advisors Dr. Paul Hinrichs and Dr. Laura McCauley hosted the 23rd Annual Greater Southeast Nebraska Mathematics Challenge on Friday, April 1, 2016. More than 100 students from eleven schools participated in the competition.

Participating schools were divided into three divisions based on the Nebraska School Activities Association enrollment figures for the school. Each school was allowed to enter a team of three students in each of the four subject areas: geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus and calculus.

Students were tested in three different ways. The first was a forty-question, multiple-choice individual exam in the subject for which they registered. The second test was a team exam where the students answered open-ended mathematics questions. The third testing session was a quiz bowl against other students in their subject area.

Awards were given in each division and subject for the three top individual scores on the written tests and the top team score (individual tests and team test) in each division and subject.

Geometry Individual
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Faith Santana Auburn Anya Bogen Palmyra Isaiah Spruth-Janssen Johnson Brock
2nd Trent Lockard Lincoln Christian Alex Fairchild-Flynn HTRS Logan Anderson Lewiston
3rd Emily Kraai Lincoln Christian Jarod Hergott Thayer Central Kristin Meybrunn Lewiston


Algebra II Individual
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Aidan Nelson Lincoln Christian Jon Hansen Weeping Water Ray Nierman Harvard
2nd Esther Lun Lincoln Christian Logan Standerford HTRS Kylie Doupnik Harvard
3rd Nathan Lancaster Beatrice Michael Stackpole Weeping Water Lynnae Bennett Harvard


Precalculus Individual
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Jeff Sullinger Beatrice Trenton Plager HTRS Julio Marquez Harvard
2nd Nathan Spilker Beatrice Emily Gonnella HTRS Hannah Fields Harvard
3rd Zheyu Qui Lincoln Christian Hyeon Wang Thayer Central Tristan Kalvoda Harvard


Calculus Individual
  Division 1 Division 2 (open)
1st Michael Baumfalk Beatrice Kelsey Griess Harvard
2nd Trevor Lockard Lincoln Christian Simon Wiedel Thayer Central
3rd Nathan Rickels Lincoln Christian Jadyn Dightman Thayer Central


Geometry Team
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Auburn Thayer Central Johnson Brock
2nd Lincoln Christian HTRS Lewiston


Algebra II Team
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Lincoln Christian Weeping Water Harvard
2nd Beatrice HTRS Sterling


Precalculus Team
  Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1st Lincoln Christian Thayer Central Harvard
2nd Beatrice Weeping Water Johnson Brock


Calculus Team
  Division 1 Division 2 (open)
1st Lincoln Christian Harvard
2nd Beatrice Thayer Central

The competition was founded in 1993. Area high school teachers started the contest to foster and develop mathematics education in southeast Nebraska.


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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks" is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college's ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.