Poudre High School and Steamboat Springs High School took top honors at the 30th annual Math Day competition held Thursday, Nov. 2, on the Colorado State University campus and sponsored by Colorado State’s Department of Mathematics. Individual and team competitions were held.
Three-member teams from 64 schools participated in a college bowl-style competition which featured a full, double-elimination tournament.
Championship results for team competition in the small school division (less than 1,000 students):
Winner — Steamboat Springs High School (Steamboat Springs)
Runner-up — Ridgeview Classical School (Fort Collins)
Championship results for team competition in the large school division (more than 1,000 students):
Winner — Poudre Valley High School (Fort Collins)
Runner-up — Thompson Valley High School (Loveland)
Individual contestants took the PROBE (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Efforts) examination, a written exam featuring challenging problems. Scholarships to study mathematics at Colorado State are awarded to the top 10 contestants.
1. Sam Elder – Poudre High School (Fort Collins)
2. Hannah Alpert – Fairview High School (Boulder)
3. Charlie Stoddard – Steamboat Springs High School (Steamboat Springs)
4. Anna Bessesen – George Washington High School (Denver)
5. Jesse Morse – George Washington High School (Denver)
6. Amber Verser – Thompson Valley High School (Loveland)
7. (tie) Matt Zemel – Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village)
7. Charles Zheng – Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village)
9. (tie) Marshall Carpenter – Fairview High School (Boulder)
9. Zachary Johnson – Peak to Peak Charter School (Lafayette)
Math Day has been hosted each year by Colorado State’s Department of Mathematics since 1977 and attracts 300 to 400 of the best math students from Colorado high schools for a day of mathematics competition. The Mathematics Department would like to acknowledge and thank Hewlett Packard (HP) of Fort Collins for sponsoring this annual event and its donation of three HP workstations that were awarded to the top PROBE winner and participants in the final team competition.