First-Place Team, from left: Brandon
Brumbaugh-Smith, Mallori Kastner and
80 students vie in Wabash County
math contest at Manchester College
Eighty area middle and junior high school students competed in the 12th
Annual Wabash County Junior High Mathematics Contest held at Manchester
College on March 22.
Seventh-grader Cory Metzger of Southwood Junior High and eighth-grader
Jacob Brumbaugh-Smith of Manchester Junior High captured first-place
individual honors. Jacob also was on the winning team that included
Brandon England of Northfield Junior High, Jacob Gutzwiller of Southwood
and Mallori Kastner of Wabash Middle School. First-place winners
received TI-83 calculators.
The contest was sponsored by the College’s Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science in cooperation with the four schools and coordinated by
Jim Brumbaugh-Smith, associate professor of mathematics. Ten
seventh-graders and 10 eighth-graders from each school competed.
Individual competition consisted of a 30-minute written exam and a
15-minute “flash” round of questions. Team members worked on 14
more-difficult questions in 30 minutes.
“It was a great success – we had enthusiastic participation by the
students,” said Andrew F. Rich, associate professor of mathematics, who
oversaw several of the contest events. “They had a great time competing
and being with other math-inclined students. And of course they enjoyed
Teachers assisting included: Tammy Allen and Laura Koczan of Manchester
Junior High School; Jill Glasscock and Vindy Pace of Northfield Junior
High; Carl Pace and Collin Boggs of Southwood Junior High; Joey Till of
Wabash Middle School; and LaVonne Sparling of the Wabash MSD.
2005 Wabash County Junior High Math Contest
7th Grade Individual Winners:
1) Cory Metzger of Southwood,
2) Ryan Richman of Wabash, 3) Spencer Krhin of Southwood, 4) Alysia
Adams of Southwood, 5) Kyle Lahman of Manchester, 6) Alan Haupert of
Southwood, 7) Marissa Stoffel of Northfield, 8) Jeremy Walters of
Manchester, 9) Brandon England of Northfield, 10) Dev Thompson of
Grade Individual Winners: 1)
Jacob Brumbaugh-Smith of Manchester, 2) Nathan Miller of Manchester, 3)
Ben Coffman of Southwood, 4) Megan LaCanfora of Northfield, 5) Alyssa
Eckerley of Northfield, 6) Neil Bever of Northfield, 7) Jacob Vogel of
Manchester, 8) Laura Merriman of Wabash, 9) Jordan Fox of Wabash, 10)
Caitlin Petry of Southwood.
Jacob Brumbaugh-Smith of Manchester, Brandon England of Northfield,
Jacob Gutzwiller of Southwood and Mallori Kastner of Wabash.
Jessica Bedke of Manchester, Megan LaCanfora of Northfield, Cory Metzger
of Southwood and Katie Honeycutt of Wabash.
Kyle Lahman of Manchester, Neil Bever of Northfield, Mary Elizabeth
Farlow of Southwood and Tim Eilts of Wabash.
Megan Kerr of Northfield, Jenna Hunt of Southwood and Allison Linn of
Josi Cripe of Manchester, Andrew Glasscock of Northfield, Marshall
Schoening of Southwood and Wes Kosel of Wabash.
from left: Spencer Krhin, Cory Metzger and Ryan Richman
8th-grade Winners, from left: Ben Coffman,
Jacob Brumbaugh-Smith and Nathan Miller