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Local Schools Participate in County MATHCOUNTS Competition


East Fairview, 2nd place team. L-R: Amber Berry, Merideth Johnson, Carson Cayko and Tanner Paulsen

Junior High students from East Fairview, Alexander, Johnson Corners Christian Academy and Watford City competed in MATHCOUNTS, the annual nationwide math program for junior high school students on February 12th, according to Carol Kieson, McKenzie County Superintendent of Schools, local program coordinator.

The MATHCOUNTS program aims to help improve student interest and ability in mathematics. It has targeted junior high students, who are at a crucial stage in sustaining and developing math skills and interest.

Students compete individually and as team in written matches. Subjects include probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials. MATHCOUNTS is designed to improve math skills among U.S. students and prepare students for future career opportunities and success.

At the close of the competition the students were treated to a Pizza lunch provided by Hot Stuff/Cenex of Watford City.

Watford City, 1st place team. L-R: Shahmeer Kanwar, Reese Johnson, Abbigael McCauley, Carter Zenz

County scores are forwarded to Region 4. The top two teams and the top eight individuals from the region advance to the state competition held March 17 in Bismarck.

Winners of the county competition were:

First Place Team - Watford City: members; Reese Johnson, Shahmeer Kanwar, Abbigael McCauley, Carter Zenz

Second Place Team – East Fairview: members; Amber Berry, Carson Cayko, Merideth Johnson, Tanner Paulsen

Top Three Individuals: 1st Grace Nelson, Alexander; 2nd Abbigael McCauley, Watford City; 3rd Cauy Hartel, Watford City


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