Teams and individual students took home honors following the 27th annual Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Contest and Conference, held at Hope College on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The contest consists of a 30-question, multiple
choice test administered in a 90-minute time span. More
than 100 students from 14 high schools participated.
Winning teams in class A, B, C and D, and the
overall top team, were determined by adding the scores of
each school's top four individual scorers. In addition,
first- through 10th-place prizes were awarded to the top
Williamston High School was recognized for the
overall highest team total, in addition to being the top
team in Class B. Okemos High School was the top team in
Class A, Shelby High School was the top team in Class C and
Western Michigan Christian High School of Muskegon was the
top team in Class D.
Okemos High School had the second-highest team
score overall in addition to placing first in Class A. The
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center earned the third-
highest overall team score.
In the individual competition, Nick Southwick of
Williamston High School won first place. Wayland Ni of
Okemos High School won second place.
Tied for third place were Jeff Dean of the
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, and Shaili Jain of
Okemos High School. In a three-way tie for fifth place
were: Jeff Aristoff of the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science
Center, Alex Geml of Williamston High School and Joel
Louwsma of Holland Christian High School.
Tied for eighth place were Karuna Dewan of the
Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, and Mengmeng Yu of
East Lansing High School. Kurt Pyle of Zeeland High School
won 10th place.
Each of the four winning teams, the grand-prize
team and all of the top-10 scorers received a framed
certificate. The top three students from each school also
received a prize.
While the students participated in the contest,
their teachers attended a conference on campus.