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April 20, 2023

Area high school students compete in math contest at Northwest

High school students from throughout the region competed in events that tested individual and team-based skills when Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted its “3.23.23: High School Contest.”

Seventy-eight students in grades nine through 12 and representing seven districts from Nebraska and Missouri participated in the March 23 contest, which took place on a palindrome date – a date that reads the same forward and backward.

Omaha Central High School won the contest’s sweepstakes award. Additionally, 25 students qualified to attend their home-state meets by earning 50 percent of the points on any one event or scoring better than the 80th percentile of grade-level participants. Click here to view official contest results.

In addition to providing a skills competition for students, the contest supports secondary teachers in the region while showcasing Northwest and its mathematics and statistics program.

Haley Hutcheson, an instructor of mathematics and statistics at Northwest, collaborated with the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and to host the contest. MCTM provided awards, including ribbons given to the top five students on individual tests in each grade, the top five relay teams and the top three overall teams as well as medals given to the top three students overall.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215