Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University math department hosted 173 students from 24 local high schools for their annual Math Day, Nov. 16, 2021. Students participated in math testing and the “Mathnificient Race,” a scavenger hunt on the Washburn University campus for information required to solve a sequence of problems as quickly as possible.

      The top three individual scorers in the senior and non-senior categories all receive medals, and the top three scorers from each school receive ribbons. The top team in each of the 1A/2A, 3A/4A, 5A and 6A school classifications and the top overall scorer receive plaques.

      Om Watson from Washburn Rural High School earned the overall top score on the exam. Washburn Rural High School also placed first in the 6A team awards. Seaman High School placed first in the 5A round, Eudora High School placed first in 4A/3A and Atchison County Community High School placed first in 1A/2A. Olathe South High School won the Mathnificent Race.

 

Top Score on Exam

Om Watson with a score of 36 out of 40, Washburn Rural High School

 

Individual Awards

Senior Students

1st place: Om Watson, score of 36 out of 40, Washburn Rural High School
2nd place: Victoria Wagner, score of 35 out of 40, Washburn Rural High School
3rd place: Ethan Coleman, score of 35 out of 40, Olathe South High School

 

Honorable Mention, Senior Students

Cole Scheer, score of 31 out of 40, Hayden High School
Zachary Willmingham, score of 31 out of 40, Washburn Rural High School
Elaina Isenburg, score of 30 out of 40, Eudora High School
Lane Musselman, score of 30 out of 40, Clay Center Community
Adrianne Caracioni, score of 30 out of 40, Topeka High School
Dylan Slocombe, score of 30 out of 40, Olathe East High School

 

Non-Senior Students

1st place: Luke Chen, score of 36 out of 40, Blue Valley North High School
2nd place: Marcus Souder, score of 36 out of 40, Lawrence High School
3rd place: Matthew Hubka, score of 33 out of 40, Topeka High School

 

Honorable Mentions, Non-Senior Students

Kushal Mamillapalli, score of 29 out of 40, Topeka High School
Wyatt Humphrey, score of 29 out of 40, Topeka High School
Eli Marburger, score of 27 out of 40, Lawrence High School
Wazeen Hog, score of 27 out of 40, Blue Valley North High School
Joshua Lin, score of 27 out of 40, Olathe South High School

 

Team Awards

6A

First Place: (score of 102 out of 120) Washburn Rural High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Om Watson, Victoria Wagner, Zachary Willmingham

Second Place: (score of 92 out of 120) Topeka High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Matthew Hubka, Adrianne Caracioni, Kushal Mamillapalli

5A

First Place: (score of 74 out of 120) Seaman High School
TEAM MEMBERS: John Wagnon, Kevin Nguyen, Tuan Vu
 
Second Place: (score of 63 out of 120) Shawnee Heights High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Abigayle Schulte, Kiel Harrison, Gracelynn Lopez

 

3A and 4A

First Place: (score of 83 out of 120) Eudora High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Eliana Isenburg, Megan Hall, Garrett Shoemaker
 
Second Place: (score of 83 out of 120) Hayden High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Cole Scheer, Jadyn Falley, Ryan Wurtz

 

1A and 2A

First Place: (score of 62 out of 120) Atchison County Community High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Connor Simmers, Maci Behrnes, Ashtyn Jolly


Second Place: (score of 61 out of 120) McLouth High School
TEAM MEMBERS: Jonathan Johnston, Dylan Stemmons, Alexander Bennett

 

All Participating Schools

Atchison Co. Community High School
Basehor-Linwood High School
Blue Valley North High School
Bonner Springs High School
Clay Center Comm. High School
Eudora High School
Fort Scott Middle & High School
Hayden High School
Highland Park High School
Lawrence High School
Maur Hill Mount Academy
McLouth High School
Olathe East High School
Olathe South High School
Royal Valley High School
Seaman High School
Shawnee Heights High School
Silver Lake High School
St. Mary’s High School
Topeka High School
Topeka West High School
Valley Falls High School
Washburn Rural High School
Wellsville High School

            

       This is the 51st annual Math Day; this event is a Washburn tradition dating back to 1969 (Math Day 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19). Each November, high school students from all over northeast Kansas come to Washburn to compete in a 40-question competitive mathematics exam. Teachers accompanying the students have a discussion of current issues of importance to mathematics educators and/or participate in activities to enhance teaching mathematics in the classroom.

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Telephone: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
Email: joy.bailes@washburn.edu
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