Colorado State University-Pueblo Announces 2013 Math Day Competition Results
PUEBLO - The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Colorado State University-Pueblo has announced the results from the 36th Annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held on campus Thursday, Nov. 21. More than 130 students from 12 high schools participated in Math Day activities, including Rampart, Coronado, Doherty, Pine Creek, Canon City, Pueblo East, Pueblo Central, La Junta, Swink, Rangely, Kim, and Crowley County.
In addition to participating in the competitions, students were able to visit biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and physiology laboratories and demonstrations.
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.
The 2013 Math Bowl winner is Rampart High School, featuring team members Yue Niu, Forest Kunkel, and Li Qian Peng. Rangely High School placed second with team members Andrew Morton, Chelsea Ficken, and Tessa Slagle. Semifinalists were Pueblo East High School with team members Lange Simmons, Demetri Samaras, and Matthew Montgomery, and Swink High School with team members Torrey Davis, Marie Mora-Menges, and Becca Smith. Consolation went to Coronado High School with team members Sara Del Valle, Kaitlyn Enright, and Basia Kania.
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 133 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. Li Qian Peng Rampart High School
2. Yue Niu Rampart High School
3. Emma Chesire Doherty High School
4. Alex Knoedler Canon City High School
5. Benjamin Shoeman Canon City High School
6. Forest Kunkel Rampart High School
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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:
Shea Claflin Canon City High School
Melinda Dome Canon City High School
Cassie Giammo Canon City High School
Kayla Guana Canon City High School
Shelby Swan Canon City High School
Zachary Alhamra Pine Creek High School
Sara Del Valle Coronado High School
Kaitlyn Enright Coronado High School
Tabitha Kalin Pine Creek High School
Michael Kempton Doherty High School
Isabel Song Pine Creek High School
Matthew Montgomery Pueblo East High School
Lange Simmons Pueblo East High School
Andrew Morton Rangely High School
Torrey Davis Swink High School
Mlada Guseva Swink High School