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S-GI math students compete in JCC/Pitt-Bradford contest

ADDING UP TO A WINNING SQUAD — The Springville-Griffith Institute math competitors took home several trophies on Nov. 15.

SPRINGVILLE — On Nov.15, 10 Springville-Griffith Institute high school calculus students traveled to Jamestown Community College at Olean to compete at the Annual JCC/Pitt-Bradford Math Competition. The team of Olivia Berenson, Colin Engelhardt, Caroline Francisco, Noah George, Deb Gil, Erik Hopkins, Bethany Lazarus, Daniel Rothman, Shea Schelble and Allison Stubblebine received the first place award for a combined high score in team competition. At the competition, judges also awarded students for the overall highest scores. The S-GI team swept these awards, with Hopkins receiving the fourth place, Stubblebine earning third place, Francisco garnering second place and Rothman receiving first place on the team, as well as first place for the highest score for the entire competition. Francisco and Rothman also were awarded scholarships to the University of Pittsburg at Bradford, for their accomplishments in this contest.

This event is co-sponsored by the mathematics departments of Jamestown Community College and The University of Pittsburg at Bradford. According to those departments, it is designed to give students a chance to meet other math students and provide them with an opportunity to be rewarded for their achievements in mathematics.

The students competed against approximately 70 students from schools in New York and Pennsylvania. They were given an exam covering topics such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry and problem-solving, among other topics. The exam is taken without supplementary materials, such as a calculator. All team members received T-shirts for their participation in the competition.


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