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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

    Oct. 16, 2015

    Missouri Academy math team takes first at Great Plains contest

    Students representing the math team of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University won the overall sweepstakes, competing at its local Great Plains Math League contest Oct. 10.

    The Missouri Academy team took first place at the competition, hosted by Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., with a score of 199.5.

    Additionally, the following students qualified to compete at the state level: Enrico Calvanese, Ruidid “Frank” Cao, Anzamann Chakraborty, JiHo “John” Han, Jacob Horton, Zixiao “Jesus” Huang, Irene Hung, HeeHoon “Esther” Lee, Sunmin “Sandra” Lee, Xuan “Nelson” Nie, WonJun “Phillip” Yoon, SirkHoo “Kai” Yun, Qianchen “Jason” Zhang, Mingzu “Leo” Cai, Jinwoo Choi, Seunghyun “Michael” Nam, Jin-Chul Rhim, Heejae “Nicole” Shim. sponsors a series of high school math contests each year to determine individual and team state champions in several states, as well as national champions. Local qualifying tournaments are hosted throughout the academic year at various sites in these states.

    Missouri Academy Residential Counselors Lathan Clayton and Mayur Gangala serve as advisors of its math team.

    A listing of Missouri Academy students in placed is provided below.

    11th Grade Target Round


    12th Grade Target Round


    Target Round Overall


    11th Grade Sprint


    12th Grade Sprint


    Sprint Overall:


    Team Round


    Relay Round


    About the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing

    Located on the Northwest campus, the Missouri Academy is a two-year residential, early-entrance-to-college program for academically talented and highly motivated high school students. Graduates of the program earn an associate degree as well as a high school diploma.

    Students selected to enroll in the program have completed 10th grade at traditional high schools, and the Missouri Academy program replaces their junior and senior years of high school. The entire curriculum consists of college coursework taught by professors at Northwest. Missouri Academy students sit side-by-side in classrooms with traditional University students, and professors have the same high expectations for these students as they do for traditional university students. For more information, visit

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468