170 middle schoolers compete in Math Counts

January 23, 2024

170 middle schoolers compete in Math Counts

West Shore School News is a presentation of West Shore Educational Service District in partnership with Mason County Press and Oceana County Press.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — On Tuesday over 170 area middle school students gathered at the West Shore Community College Rec Center to test their math skills. The event, coordinated by MiSTEM Region 9 and West Shore Educational Service District, included students from 10 schools including Hart, Ludington Area School District, Ludington Area Catholic, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Pentwater, Shelby, Walkerville, and Manistee Area Public Schools.

Business partners of the event included Nordlund & Associates, Harsco Rail, PCA, West Shore Educational Service District and WSCC. The event included a sprint round, target round and team round. Then, the top 10 individual scorers competed in a countdown round.

The event began locally in 1984 by Nordlund & Associates.

 

The results are as follows:

Individual Round

  • Fourth Place: Gavin Griswold, Mason County Central Middle School
  • Third Place: Clinton Hallack, Hart Middle School
  • Second Place: Ian Mueller, Ludington OJ DeJonge Middle School
  • First Place: Abigail Harvey, Manistee Middle School

Team Round

Second Place

  • Hart Middle School, Coach Carskadon
  • Robbie Buchanon
  • Silas Jones
  • Trevor Vanderkodde
  • Ryan Nienhuis

First Place

  • OJ DeJonge Middle School,  Coach Jensen
  • Ian Mueller
  • Kasen Carlsen
  • Claire Keith
  • Noah Trute

Countdown Round (Overall Champion)

  • Second Place: Eddie Huizinga, Manistee Middle School
  • First Place: Clinton Hallack, Hart Middle School
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