Many of the high school students who participated in the LHU math competition joined one another for a photo after the awards ceremony. Several are wearing the t-shirts that were given to all participants.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Over 50 high school students from central Pennsylvania participated in the Lock Haven University math Competition on April 21. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Hosted by the LHU Department of Mathematics, the competition provided an opportunity for academically talented students from different high schools to meet one another and engage in friendly competition to test and stretch their skills. Dr. Carol A. Rehn, assistant professor of mathematics and department chair, said that “It was a real pleasure to host these promising high school students on our campus. Their spirited enthusiasm for learning, especially mathematics, invigorated all those who were present, including the LHU faculty and students who arranged the competition.”
First, second, third and fourth place awards were presented for team and individual performances in Category 1 (9-10 graders) and Category II (11-12 graders). Winners were as follows:
Category I, Group Test: First Place, Brennan Register, John Fisher and Van Wise of Central Mountain High School; Second Place, Dan Cetnar, Isaac Haagen and William Muzika from Bellefonte Area High School; Third Place, Taylor Nedurian, Coty Waltman and Jacob Lowe from Hughesville High School; Fourth Place, Dana Shearer, Katie Smith and Tyler Smith from Hughesville High School.
Category I, Individual Test: First Place, Von Wise from Central Mountain High School; Second Place, William Muzika from Bellefonte Area High School; Third Place, Jacob Lowe from Hughesville High School; Fourth Place, Taylor Nedurian from Hughesville High School.
Category II, Group Test: First Place, Ralph Beishline, Tom Yeager and Evan Day from Southern Columbia High School; Second Place, Matthew Bechdel, Corey Puff and Doug Chatterton from Central Mountain High School; Third Place, J. R. Kaustenbauter, Bradley Hess and Ian Madden from Hughesville High School; Fourth Place, Zachary Salmon, Michelle Lindsay and Hanna Prowant from Central Mountain High School.
Category II, Individual Test: First Place, Randall Rogers from Southern Columbia High School; Second Place, Hanna Prowant from Central Mountain High School; Third Place, Ian Mosser from Bellefonte Area High School; Fourth Place, Tyler Storm from Hughesville High School.
After the awards ceremony Rehn said, “The department thanks the LHU administration for its encouragement and support for the competition. Special thanks go to President Keith T. Miller and Arts and Sciences Dean David White for personally welcoming the students on Tuesday morning. Also, thanks to Associate Dean Marianne Hazel and Director of Admissions Stephen Lee for their contributions to the awards ceremony.”
Rehn also expressed her gratitude to the LHU Outreach Initiative Grant which funded the competition. “The department is very interested in annually hosting a math competition for high school students. Not only does it introduce good mathematics students to Lock Haven University, it also encourages their students in math and science,” she said.
Muhammad Aslam, assistant professor of mathematics, initiated the program. He received the grant and organized and managed the event.