SCSC & Math Masters of Minnesota Hosts Regional Sixth Grade Competition

Math Masters LogoSouth Central Service Cooperative, in conjunction with Math Masters of Minnesota, hosted the 2020 Regional Math Masters Competition at Bethany Lutheran College March 13 for 215 sixth graders representing 42 teams from 13 area schools. Students competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems.
 
Top finishers in the Fact Drill were Allan Nienow, St. Peter Middle School; Carter Dale, St. Peter Middle School; Slade Barnett, Waseca; Cam Fogal, Loyola Catholic School; Brier Lenort, Fairmont Elementary; Corrick Medina, Waseca; Prithviraj Ray, Dakota Meadows Middle School, Mankato; Tyler Seppman, Lake Crystal Wellcome-Memorial; Ali El-Haidari, Dakota Meadows Middle School, Mankato; Parker Maloney, St. Peter Middle School; Joshua Blake, Fairmont Elementary; and Merritt Pomerenke, Fairmont Elementary.
 
Individual Test awards went to Ali El-Haidari, Dakota Meadows Middle School, Mankato; Dylan Vasquez, Prairie Winds Middle School, Mankato; Slade Barnett, Waseca; Allan Nienow, St. Peter Middle School; Charlie Gengler, Lake Crystal Wellcome-Memorial; Zander Kubista, Prairie Winds Middle School, Mankato; Sadie Schimming, Waseca; Parker Voss, Dakota Meadows Middle School; Corrick Medina, Waseca; and Prithviraj Ray, Dakota Meadows Middle School, Mankato.
 
First Place Team Award went to Prairie Winds Middle School – Gopher 1. Team members include Joel Brand, AJ Burns, Dalton Clobes, Zander Kubista, and Dylan Vasquez. Second place went to Waseca 1. Team members include Slade Barnett, Corrick Medina, Pearl Moore and Sadie Schimming. Third place went to Dakota Meadows Middle School 1. Team members include Ali El-Haidari, Anna Olsen, Jaxson Parker, Prithviraj Ray and Michael Roach.
 
Teams participated from Blue Earth Area Schools, Dakota Meadows Middle School, Fairmont Elementary, LCWM, Loyola Catholic Schools, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, Prairie Winds Middle School, St. Clair, St. Mary’s Sleepy Eye, St. Peter Middle School, Waseca and WEM.
 
Math Masters of Minnesota began as a fifth-grade math competition program in 1989 with teams from 44 schools taking part. In 1995, the competition was expanded to include sixth grade students. This year approximately 5,000 students registered to compete at more than 38 different sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
 
Math Masters is designed to promote excellence in critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities as well as recognizing students for academic effort and achievement. Generous support is provided by many statewide sponsors including The Hormel Foundation, IBM and Sylvan Learning Centers and locally from South Central Service Cooperative, HyVee and McDonalds.