Mansfield Area Students Participate in OCTM Tournament

2/29/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Students from six local high schools took part in the 39th annual Tournament of Mathematics sponsored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) and held on the Ashland University campus on Feb.25.


The following local high school students were all participants. 


William MacDonald, Sam Swain, Drew Squires, Akila Venkataramany, and Barat Venkataramany from Ashland High School.


Kyle Schindelker, Aaron Bays, Erin Hamm, Matt Smollen, Sam Patterson, Erika Smith, Kaila Sanson, Tiffani Hornikel, Emily Barrett, Leanne Bryant, Kate Redding, Chris Niswander, Cole Barrett, Garet Litwiler, Kelsey Fife, Meghan Niswander, Matt Meyer, Alex Sauder, Destinee Dawson, Beth Boroff, and Jackie Sauder from Lucas High School.


John Speck, Kevin Laverty, John Parkinson, Kalpan Shah, Haikoo Shah, Courtney Ahmed, Christina Tenison, and Saloni Sheth from Lexington High School.


Jarrod Downs and John Robertson from Mansfield Christian High School.


Beckie Lifer, Dakota Uselton, Sam Coleman, and Emily Donahue from Shelby High School.


Gavin Donley, a home schooled student from the Mansfield area, also participated.


All Ohio public, private and home-schooled students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate with students registering as a school team member (for schools that are sponsoring a team), as an independent student (if his/her school is not sponsoring a team) or as a home-schooled student. The contest is administered at test sites across Ohio.


Dr. Vickie Van Dresar, associate professor of mathematics at Ashland University, is the local site director and Dr. Cathy Stoffer, associate professor of mathematics at Ashland University, is the state wide contest director. Dr. Christopher Swanson, Dr. Justin Young, and Math 432 students Marissa Abram, Larissa Berry, Alicia Metzer, Anna Payne, Brad Sekas, and Emma Vandenberg helped facilitate at the Ashland University test site.


Testing time was 60 minutes for 40 questions, and calculators were permitted. Top scoring students will receive awards and may qualify for available scholarships.


Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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