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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 25, 2017

Missouri Academy math team takes first at state contest

A math team of students representing the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University placed first in a field of more than 25 schools April 22 at the Great Plain Math League Missouri State Championship on the campus of University of Missouri-Columbia.

The Missouri Academy team competed in the “large school” division and earned a score of 267.333 out of a possible 500 points, based on the total score of all events.

All nine students who competed are now qualified for the regional competition May 20 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mathleague.org 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 Counselor Mayur Gangala serves as advisor of the math team.

A listing of Missouri Academy students who competed and their placements is provided below.

 

Relay round

 

Target round

 

Power round

 

Individual overall standings

 

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. For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/masmc/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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