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Area ‘Mathletes’ shine during state competition against other scholars

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Thirty Newman Central Catholic High School math club members compete May 4 in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest at the University of Illinois. They are pictured with Diana Wade, club advisor. Absent from the photo are Allison Furr and Aubree Schmitt. Photo submitted by Diana Wade.

STERLING – Thirty Newman Central Catholic High School math club members competed May 4 in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics contest at the University of Illinois.

The school placed eighth in the 1A division in Urbana-Champaign

Awards were given for several team events:

Fifth place, Algebra II: Jacob Ardis, Nate Edison, Allison Furr, Shilong Jin, Jonathan Neisewander, and Todd Nelson. 

Sixth place, junior-senior-8: Edison, Furr, Alex Li, Neisewander, Nelson, Mac Olson, Ryan Schaab, and Lucas Terveer.

Sixth place, freshman-sophomore-2: Jakob Frank and Elliott Frankfother.

Seventh place, geometry: Kenneth Ellorando, Frank, Frankfother, Connor Knack, Linnea Larson, and Amy Ryan.

Ninth place, junior-senior relay: Andrew Burke, Allie Harkness, Baleigh Osborne, and Mariah Staebell.

Other team members whose scores contributed to the team’s eighth-place finish were Morgan Ely, Victor Francque, Clay Jungerman, Max Oswalt, Brady Rude, Paige Ruthart, Aubree Schmitt, Allison Shipman, Kyle Moore, and Yu Fu. 

Diana Wade is the club adviser.

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