Logan Mohs, Paige Northway, Lisa Holte, Sam Walker and Cameron Holmes, sixth grade students at Washington Middle School, participated in the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Bemidji State University on Friday, April 6, 2001.
The Washington Middle School team placed first out of 30 teams in the Team Round.
In the Fact Drill round, Lisa Holte placed seventh out of 150, Logan Mohs placed 16th and Cameron Holmes placed 20th.
Thirty teams, or 150 students, competed individually and as teams on eight sets of mathematical problems in this competition. The students compete in Fact Drills, four sets of individual math problems, and three sets of Team math problems.
Jann Mohs is the WMS Team's coach/advisor.
Math students place second in state
Washington Middle School's seventh grade honors math classes participated in the Minnesota Math League contest on Feb 27, 2001.
WMS took second place among 41 schools participating in the state. The place was determined by taking the top five scores and submitting that total number. Four students also placed in the top 29. They include Jason Houle, tied for first place; Bryce Olshanski, tied for second; Carl Sneep and Josiah Collins.
Within the region, WMS was the top school. Jason Houle, Bryce Olshanski, and Carl Sneep were among the top five students in the region.
Participating from WMS were, Jason Houle, Bryce Olshanski, Carl Sneep, Josiah Collins, Kyle Schilling, Jarid Johnson, Kyle Solstad and Justin Vogt.
FJHS raises money for shelter
The student council at Franklin Junior High School recently waged a "penny war" between the eighth and ninth grade classes.
This war lasted two weeks and had a very pleasant outcome.
So, what is a "penny war?" Besides being a great way to promote team spirit among grades, it is a very effective way to raise money for certain events. Here's how it's played:
Each penny in your jar counts as one point. However, each silver coin counts as points subtracted from your score. The strategy? Eighth graders add pennies to their own jar but drop silver change into the ninth grade jar and vice versa.
It was a landslide with a ninth grade total score of 64 points and -24 points for the eighth graders.
This was Franklin's first attempt at penny wars, but was very successful. The students were able to raise over $400 for the Brainerd Area Women's Shelter.
Special thanks to all Franklin students and staff who participated as well as to Culligan for the donation of water jugs (penny jars) and Wells Fargo Bank for taking time to count all of the change.
This is just another great example of students making a positive difference in their community.
This will be the final Warrior Whistler of the 2000-01 school year. We'll be back with Back to School info and news in August.
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