The 17 students of the Osseo Junior High Math Team and two students from the Osseo Senior High Math Team competed at the 47th Annual St. Cloud State University Math Contest in April 3. Participants came from schools all over central Minnesota. The students competed 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 10th graders from OSH did not have three students to make a team.
The OJH ninth grade team of Daren Malaythong, Collin Sham and Jake Walters came in eighth place out of 18 schools. The eighth grade team of JP Lyon, David Nguyen and Michael Ly came in second place out of 39 schools. The seventh graders also did not have three students to make a team.
In the individual competition for 10th grade, OSH students Jeremy Mattson came in ninth place and Nathan Brock came in 85th place out of 124 students.
In the individual competition for ninth grade, OJH students Daren Malaythong came in 19th place, Collin Sham came in 20th place and Jake Walters came in 30th place out of 181 students. In the individual competition for eighth grade, JP Lyon came in third place, David Nguyen came in 12th place, Michael Ly came in 38th place, and Keely Miller, Josh Tomczik and Desiree Vasquez tied for 98th place out of 857 students.
Nearly all the Osseo math team members participating scored in the top 50 percent of their grade level. 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 2013-14 math team season, which began in October. The coaches for the team are Danette Campbell and Bernie Stueve.