Eisenhower’s Jensen 15th out of 136 MATHCOUNTS participants
Warren County schools Three Warren County schools participated in the Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Gannon University. MATHCOUNTS (www.mathcounts.org) is a national math competition for sixth- through eighth-grade students.
From Beaty Warren Middle School, participants included Noah Colecchia, Bobby Johnson, Oscar Lin, Dominic Loucks,
“I was both excited and nervous,” said Johnson. “The first few problems were easy, and then it gradually got harder as they went on.”
“I will definitely participate again next year,” said Loucks.
From Eisenhower, participants included Dominic Benson, Katie Bunk, Nathan Hanson, Olivia Hummel, Garrett Jensen, Tucker Lindell, Kailee Morrison, Ciara Sherwood, Caroline Smyth, and Alyssa Wismar.
“I thought it was fun and I liked how it was super challenging at times,” says Bunk. “I was excited to score in the top 15.”
“I thought I could have done better, but overall I did well,” said Garrett Jensen.
From Youngsville, participants included Lydia Camp, Rorie Dougherty, Elley Eastman, Brandon Forslund, Abi Grunden, Nathan Lucks, Kenzie Olewine, Jessica Romanosky, Kiana Stranbro, and Cooper Tobloski.
“Attending the MATHCOUNTS competition was eye-opening as to how intelligent students from the opposing schools were,” said Olewine. “It was incredible to realize how fast you could solve some of the problems.”
The top five school district individual rankings out of 136 participants were Olewine, 73rd from Youngsville; Colecchia, 68th from Beaty; Dougherty, 51st from Youngsville; Hummel, 48th from Eisenhower, and; the top scoring and most experienced participant was Jensen, 15th from Eisenhower.