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Winners Announced from 27th Annual
Regional Mathematics Meet at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Feb. 25, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire department of mathematics held the 27th annual regional Mathematics Meet for high school students on Feb. 21.

Chancellor Levin-Stankevich welcomed the 33 teams and sponsors from the following high schools: Altoona, Black River Falls, Chippewa Falls, Durand, Ellsworth, Fall Creek, Minnesota Math and Science Academy (Woodbury, Minn.), McDonell Central (Chippewa Falls), Memorial, Menomonie, Mondovi, North, Regis, Royall (Elroy), Somerset, Spencer, Stanley-Boyd and Viroqua.

In the large school division, AAA, the Discrete Fleet from Eau Claire Memorial placed first. The team, sponsored by Mark Slepica, featured Nolan Kriener, Thomas Kokemoor, Patrick Lam, Brianna Nicolet, Sam Swanson and Noah Williams. The Eau Claire Memorial team Deriving Force, sponsored by Deb Smeija, took second place. Team members include Casey Bresser, Luke Dovre, Kaitlin Forke, Katelyn Johnston, Mark Van De Loo and Elizabeth Westendorf.

Noah Williams of Eau Claire Memorial took first place in Class AAA individual honors and was offered a UW-Eau Claire scholarship for four credit hours. Elizabeth Westendorf of Eau Claire Memorial took second place and was offered a three-credit-hour UW-Eau Claire scholarship. Brianna Nicolet took third place and Kevin Parker took fourth. Both are from Eau Claire Memorial and were offered a two-credit-hour and a one-credit-hour UW-Eau Claire scholarship, respectively.

In the medium school AA division team event, the Stanley-Boyd team Zahlen took first place. Sponsored by Erika Koenig, Zahlen members include Alex Hebert, Neil Hebert, Anthony Kirckof, Tyler Mahal, Lindsey Sorensen and Joey Stuettgen. Taking second place was Fireheads, a Somerset High School team sponsored by Richard Thompson and comprised of David Blair, Luke Buerkley, Michael Meyers, Geoff Oehme, Mack Ott and Johanna Smith. Viroqua Vectors from Viroqua High School also took second place, tying the Fireheads. Sponsored by John Lendosky, the Viroqua Vectors included Megan Johnson, Julie Mulvaney-Kemp, Andrew Nordberg, Adam Sordahl, Joe Tunks and Katie Wendorf.

Anthony Kirckof of Stanley-Boyd High School took first place in Class AA individual honors. Alexander Davis of Altoona High School took second place, with Katie Wendorf of Viroqua High School taking third. Fourth place went to Somerset High School student Johanna Smith. The four award winners were each offered UW-Eau Claire four-, three-, two- and one- credit scholarships, respectively.

The Mad Science Academy, a team from the Minnesota Math and Science Academy in Woodbury, Minn., took first place honors in the small school A division. Allison Crump, Cindy Engman, Steven Hartz, Kyle Osborne, Aren Siekmeier and Matt Tianen formed the team, with Lauren Zachman as team sponsor. Second place in division A went to the Eau Claire Regis High School team Fractured Factorials. The team, sponsored by Sam Jackson, included Mahmoud Ahmed, Brian Farley, Matt Fialkowski, Jackie Kapla, Heekyung Lim and Dan-ni Lin.

First place and a four-credit hour UW-Eau Claire scholarship in the individual awards for small schools, division A, went to Heekyung Lim of Eau Claire Regis High School. Students from the Minnesota Math and Science Academy, Kyle Osborne and Allison Crump, received a three-credit- hour scholarship and second place and a two-credit-hour scholarship and third place, respectively. Elizabeth Meinen of Chippewa Falls McDonell Central High School captured fourth place and a one-credit-hour scholarship to UW-Eau Claire.

The Math Meet scholarships, valued at more than $250 per credit, are funded by a grant from Xcel Energy to the UW-Eau Claire department of mathematics.

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