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Local Schools Participate In County MATHCOUNTS Competition


Watford City: Jonah Lehto, Morgan Franz, Ashleigh Voll and Lane Christenson.

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 Feb. 10, according to Carol Kieson, McKenzie County Superintendent of Schools and local program coordinator.

The MATHCOUNTS program aims to help improve student interest and ability in mathematics. They have 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.

3 high scoring individuals L-R  Johan Lehto, Bradyn Modine and Quin Voll.

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

Winners of the county competition were:

First Place Team - Alexander: Thayne Oian, Bradyn Modine, Brieanna Yancey and Corynna Turnquist.

Second Place Team – Watford City: Jonah Lehto, Morgan Franz, Ashleigh Voll and Lane Christenson.

Top Three Individuals: 1st Jonah Lehto, Watford City; 2nd Bradyn Modine, Alexander; 3rd Quinn Voll, Watford City.


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