The 26 students of the Osseo Junior High Math Team competed at the 46th Annual St. Cloud State University Math Contest on April 4.
Participants came from schools all over central Minnesota. The students compete in grade level competition by taking an hour-long test. Plaques were awarded to the top three schools in each grade level, as determined by total of the three highest individual scores and recognition certificated were given to those having scores within the top 10 percent of the score distribution.
The ninth grade team of Jeremy Mattson, Nolan Miller and Aaron Wong came in fourth place out of 21 schools. The eighth grade team of Daren Malaythong, Collin Sham and Jake Walters came in 15th place out of 36 schools. The seventh grade team of JP Lyon, David Nguyen, Tora Husar and Michael Ly came in second place out of 31 schools.
In the individual competition for ninth grade, Jeremy Mattson and Nolan Miller, tied for 12th place, as Aaron Wong came in 21st place and Logan Dick came in 35th place, Erik Baker came in 64th place out of 184 students.
In the individual competition for eighth grade, Daren Malaythong and Collin Sham tied for 37th place, Jake Walters came in 50th place and Ulahn Xiong came in 99th place out of 818 students.
In the individual competition for seventh grade, JP Lyon tied with two other students (one from Maple Grove Junior High and one from Alexandria Public Schools) for first place, David Nguyen came in eighth place, Tora Husar and Michael Ly tied for 23rd place and Josh Tomczik came in 35th place out of 596 students.
Nearly all the OJH math team members participating scored in the top 50 percent of their grade level. All the students were great representatives of the school. Between the test and the award ceremony students had the opportunity to tour the campus. Departments at the college had various tours and demonstrations for the students.
This contest ended the 2012–13 math team season, which began in October. The coaches for the team are Danette Campbell and Bernie Stueve.