Colorado State University-Pueblo Announces 2009Math Day Competition Results
PUEBLO – The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 32nd Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 19.
More than 200 students from the 20 schools that follow participated in Math Day activities: Air Academy, Antonito, Campo, Canon City, Center, Coronado, Doherty, Pueblo East, Ellicott, Fountain Fort Carson, Kim, Lewis Palmer, Mesa Ridge, Palmer, Pritchett, Pueblo West, Rampart, Swink, Wasson, and Widefield.
Student participants also were able to visit chemistry and biology laboratories.
The Math Bowl Competition requires two three-person teams to go head-to-head in a 15-minute race for points. Each team alternately is given a mathematical question and has 25 seconds to respond. The team with the most points then goes to the semi-final round to determine the winner. Winning teams proceed through the bracket to the final round.
Student participants also were able to visit chemistry and biology laboratories. Students participated in demonstrations of properties of physics in the physics laboratories as well.
The 2009Math Bowl winner is Lewis -Palmer, featuring team members Margaret Koehler, Audrey Burkart, and Parker Chambers. Swink placed second with team members Tyler Dell, CJ Duran, and Doug Gossett. Semifinalists were Coronado High School with team members Peter Jaron, Devin Kimball, and Garrett Seeman, and Kim High School with team members Cathryn Ambler, Shelby Goodrich, and Ashton Feemster. Consolation went to Rampart High School with team members Rahul Shankar, Shane Leonard, and Kyle Flanegin.
The Swanson Competition was named after Clarence Swanson, a long-time chair of the math department. The in-depth, problem-solving, written test offers students from Southern Colorado high schools the opportunity to vie for six trophies. Of the 146 students to take the exam, the top six contestants are listed below in rank order with the highest listed first followed by the student’s high school:
1. Margaret Koehler Lewis-Palmer High School
2. Peter Jaron Coronado High School
3. Dillon McConnon Canon City High School
4. Ryan Dewy Palmer High School
5. Garrett Seeman Coronado High School
6. Parker Chambers Lewis-Palmer High School
The following Swanson Competition contestants earned honorable mention. The students are listed by home town, then alphabetically by last name followed by their high schools:
Isiah Romero Antonito High School
Patrick Bergin Canon City High School
Jeff Carlson Canon City High School
Graham Harper Canon City High School
Brandon Hayes Canon City High School
Colby McKibbin Canon City High School
Eric Mohr Canon City High School
Jack Roberts Canon City High School
Jared Roberts Canon City High School
Joshua Hoepfner Doherty High School
Devin Kimball Coronado High School
Stephen Kruse Coronado High School
Derek Linan Wasson High School
Rahul Shankar Rampart High School
Caleb Smith Doherty High School
Yang Liu Wasson High School
Joey Vigil East High School
John Balan Widefield High School
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