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2014 West River Math Contest results
Release Date Monday, May 12, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 12, 2014) – More than 400 students from 23 area schools came to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Monday, May 12, to participate in the 64th annual West River Math Contest. Contestants were challenged to demonstrate their mathematical skills on problems chosen from algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and beyond. 

Students competed in one of five divisions: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Math and the Masters. Prizes were presented to the top five contestants in each division, in class A and in class B. The exception is the Masters, where class A and class B are combined.

The awards for Best Team Performance went to St. Thomas More in Class B and Spearfish High School in Class A.

Class A schools included: Chadron, Douglas High School, Douglas Middle School, Rapid City Central, Rapid City Stevens, South Middle School, Southwest Middle School, Spearfish High School and Sturgis Brown.

Class B schools included: Custer, Edgemont, Hill City, Hot Springs, Lead-Deadwood High School, Lead-Deadwood Middle School, Newell Middle School, Newell High School, Philip, Rapid City Christian, St. Joseph the Worker Home School, St. Thomas More, Spearfish Classical Christian and White River.

An award was also presented to the individual earning the highest score in the division, that is the best of both Class A and Class B. In the results below, that person’s name is labeled with an asterisk. 

West River Math Contest 2014 Results:

Division:  Algebra I

Class A

  1.  Alan Zhu / Southwest Middle *
  2. Carter Thorman / Spearfish
  3. Talha Ahmad / Southwest Middle
  4. David Kennedy / Douglas Middle
  5. George R. Hong / Southwest Middle

Class B

  1. Mark Stangle / Phillip
  2. Melissa Meusser / Custer
  3. Kale Landguth / St Thomas More
  4. Dalton Lund / St Thomas More
  5. Mia Hilt / St Thomas More

Division:  Geometry

Class A

  1. Kirsten Anderson / Sturgis Brown *
  2. Donovan Eiman / Douglas High School
  3. Dana Jones / Stevens
  4. Jonathan Brown / Douglas High School
  5. Alisha Gleason / Douglas High School

Class B

  1. Luke Julian / St Thomas More
  2. Isaac Kortemeyer / St Thomas More
  3. Kale Vollmer / Hot Springs
  4. Jenny Johnston / Philip
  5. Kyle Litzel / Edgemont

Division:  Algebra Ii

Class A

  1. Dustin Fox / Sturgis Brown
  2. Jenna Harrison / Stevens
  3. Kayla Huber / Spearfish
  4. Seth Matthiew / Central
  5.  Jayden Stack / Chadron

Class B

  1. Colt Bradley / Lead *
  2. Emme Schmidt / Custer
  3. Sean Maher / St Thomas More
  4. PJ Freidel / St Thomas More
  5. Alek Keegan / St Thomas More

Division:  Advanced Math

Class A

  1. Jarod Keen / Stevens *
  2. Lexy Burket / Spearfish
  3. Galen Wilds / Douglas High School
  4. Ryan Wise / Sturgis Brown
  5. Logan Lembke / Chadron

Class B

  1. Henry O’Meara / St Thomas More
  2. Bengt Symstad / Hot Springs
  3. Thomas White / Rapid City Christian
  4. William Schutz / St Thomas More
  5. James Fitzgerald / Philip

Division:  Masters

  1. Jacob Servaty / Spearfish
  2.  Colton McKee / Hill City
  3. Torin Peterson / St Thomas More
  4. Jordan Brito / Spearfish
  5. Nicholas Sieger / St Thomas More

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