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Horizon team wins Burleigh County Mathcounts

A team of middle school Mathletes® from Horizon Middle School, Bismarck won the Burleigh County Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. The top individual was Lucas Stenerson from Simle Middle School.

Members of the winning team are: Olivia Schmidt, Samuel Tschaekofske, Srinath Kandooru, and Sameera Kathawala. The team is coached by Linda Kaiser.

The second, third, and fourth place teams are from Wachter Middle School, St. Mary’s Academy, and Simle Middle School, respectively.

The members of the Wachter Middle School team are: Chase Imhoff, Rita Braun, Louis Belanger, and Ethan Thurn. The team is coached by Erik Hanson.

The members of the St. Mary’s Academy School team are: John Dahmen, Jacob Duppong, Jake Goettle, and Daniel Wojciehowski. The team is coached by Sharol Haugen. Assistant coach is Ashley Becker.

The members of the Simle Middle School team are: Lucas Stenerson, Trevor Fried, Joanne Lee, and Laken Porter. The team is coached by Andrew Voorhees.

The top two teams and top eight individuals not on the top two teams will represent Region 8 at the State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Bismarck, April 1, 2019.

In our increasingly technological society, those students who do not begin developing strong problem-solving, logical thinking and analytical abilities in middle school will face an uphill battle later in life if they wish to pursue a medical, scientific, mathematical, engineering or technical career. As a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students, MATHCOUNTS prepares students for future career opportunities and success. More than 6 million students across the U.S. have participated in the MATHCOUNTS program.


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