The Kiski School Math Team Won the Strongland Math Competition, Making it their Fourth Consecutive Successful Bid for the Title

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The Strongland Math Competition is completed over two days and schools can sponsor three teams of five students.

Kiski’s Math Team won the StrongLand Math Competition, making it their fourth consecutive successful bid for the title. The competition is broken into two days, and each day consists of two rounds. Each round is a test of eight questions, the first six of which count towards the team score. The first leg of the competition took place in October with the Kiski’s A team, consisting of Immanuel Joy ’15, Doug Kruse ’13, Alvin Han ’15, Danny Zhang ’13, and David Wu ’14, coming in first place with an initial score of 49 out of 60 points.

On the second day of competition in February, Kiski’s A team came out victorious with a score of 95. Kiski’s B Team, consisting of Ethan Pavolik ’14, Robert Guldenschuh ’14, Eric Hegnes ’13, Andrew Goetz ’14 and Luke Yoo ’13, was tied with Kiski Area at 38 points going into the second competition and placed second after the final competition in February. The Kiski School faculty advisors for both teams, Patrick Link and Joshua Sunday, were really pleased with the success of both teams.

The StrongLand Math Competition is sponsored by the StrongLand Chamber of Commerce's Educational Committee. The annual competition brings together students from Burrell, Ford City, Freeport, Kiski Area, The Kiski School, Kittanning, Leechburg and Valley High School.

All of the participating schools sponsor three teams of five students. Students are asked two sets of eight questions, and are given 25 minutes to answer each set. All of the questions relate to algebra, geometry, and other areas of mathematics, and are developed by David Well, associate professor of mathematics at Penn State New Kensington.

Kiski’s Math Team looks forward to preparing for next year’s bid to win a fifth consecutive title as StrongLand Math Champs!

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