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UW-Eau Claire Math Department
Announces Winners of Math Meet

RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — More than 150 students from 15 western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota high schools participated in the 23rd annual regional Mathematics Meet held Feb. 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Eau Claire Memorial High School team, The Deriving Force, took first place in the large school AAA division. The Eau Claire North High School team, Complex Kids, won second place.

The Deriving Force team featured Xiaowen Cheng, Tarek Elgindi, Andrew Holland, Andy Kokemoor, Jacob Lofquist and Sarah Roswell.

Cheng of Eau Claire Memorial took first place in Class AAA individual honors. She was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for four credit hours. Scholarships were funded by a grant from Xcel Energy to the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department.

Second place AAA honors went to Elgindi of Eau Claire Memorial. He was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for three credit hours.

Tied for third-place honors were Kokemoor and Sarah Roswell from Eau Claire Memorial and Benjamin Kilness and Chris Zenner from Chippewa Falls High School. Each was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for two credit hours.

The Ellsworth Senior High team, Logarithmic Lunatics, won the medium school AA division. The Altoona High School team, Radical Rails, placed second.

The Ellsworth team consisted of Alice Andrews, Grant Greske, Lindsay Huppert, Dan Moldenhauer, Bridget Onan, and Nolan Sweeney.

First-place Class AA individual honors went to Moldenhauer of Ellsworth. Andrew Phillips of Altoona took second-place honors. Brady Coulson from Ellsworth took third-place honors and Peter Bajurny from West Salem High School placed fourth.

Moldenhauer was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for four credit hours; Phillips was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for three credit hours; Coulson was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for two credit hours; and Bajurny was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for one credit hour.

In the small school A division, the Mathletes from Eau Claire Regis High School placed first. The Royall High School Royal Radicals, Elroy, placed second.

The Regis team consisted of Yousef Ahmed, Rachel Lim, Matt Mulligan, Kelsey Rudd, Teddy Schaefer, and Chris Schifeling.

Stephanie Davis from Royall took first-place Class A individual honors and was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for four credit hours; Schifeling from Regis placed second and was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for three credit hours; Lim of the Regis Mathletes placed third and was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for two credit hours; and Ryan Meinen, from McDonell High School, placed fourth and was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for one credit hour.

Other Class AA individual winners were Lewis Owen of Durand and Greske of Ellsworth.

Other Class A individual winners were Kelsey Hedrington of McDonell and Brian Niehausen of Royall.

The winning Eau Claire Memorial team was advised by Mark Slepica. Curt Dumermuth advised the first-place Ellsworth team, and Mark Johnson advised Regis Mathletes, the first-place finisher in Class A.

Other advisers were Margie Craemer of Eau Claire North, Anita Fairbanks of Altoona and Kirk Caulkins of Royall.

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