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South students named finalists in math competition


December 06, 2012
Twenty-one students from Grosse Pointe South High School have qualified as finalists in the 56th Annual Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition, an activity of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Finalists are among the top 1,300 students in a pool of more than 6,400 from the 148 Michigan high schools who competed in Part I of the competition Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The following South students were named finalists: Michael Barrett, Madeline Burgoyne, Noah Erickson, Patrick Flanagan, Christopher Fowler, Matthew Geist, Meredith Gilbert, Archibald Hauck, Claire Huebner, Andrew Hyde, Matthew Kennedy, Anthony Mager, Nicholas Morris, Claire Morrison, Lauren Phillips, Tenley Shield, Charles Thompson, William Tily, Ariane Troschinetz, Gabriela Tucker and Jeffrey Woolstrum.

They advance to Part II of the competition Wednesday, Dec. 12. It consists of an exam with five problems, of which students provide written explanations for their claims and mathematical proofs of their results.

From there, the top 100 combined scores from both parts are invited to an awards program Saturday, March 2, at Hope College in Holland, Mich., where approximately $20,000 in scholarships are awarded. Scholarships range from bronze awards ($250) to the gold medalist ($2,500).

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