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(Last updated: November 4, 2011)

The 2011 competition is to be held Saturday, November 19th..
Note that the 2009 competition involved a "Math Relay" as the afternoon math event, but that this year we are going back to the format of having students work in assigned groups in the afternoon, no two students in a group being from the same high school.

RULES

The rules and schedule are below. These rules are subject to change, so check back if in doubt! There is much more detail available
on this web page than the typical high school contestant or math adivsor will want or need, but
this way the rules of the contest are officially established and open to scrutiny.

The competition is being held in Bachelor Hall at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Bachelor Hall is easy to find, being at the intersection of U.S. Route 27 and Ohio Route 73.
Detailed driving directions appear far below, followed by the results of previous years' contests.

SCHEDULE for the day of the competition
 9:00    Arrival at Bachelor Hall: Registration in room 115 (follow the signs)
 9:20    Welcome: in room 101 Bachelor (near the parking lot)
 9:30    Discussion of how the competition operates (101 Bachelor)
10:00   Morning Competition, individual (101 Bachelor)
11:00   Short walking campus tour, leading to brunch at a Miami U.'s Erickson Dining Hall
12:30   Afternoon Competition, working in groups (in various designated rooms within Bachelor).
Group and room assignments will be posted by room 115 at 9:00, but check after brunch for possible changes before heading to your assigned room!
 1:30    Free time while the scoring gets finished
 2:15-ish Awards presentation (whenever the results become available)


SOME BASIC FEATURES OF THE COMPETITION
* There is NO ENTRY FEE.
* 1 to 6 students per high school can compete, and are to be
   accompanied by an advisor or parent for each school.
* Free dining hall brunch for competitors, as well as for up to one advisor/parent.
* No problems require calculus, instead being drawn from pre-calculus, algebra,
   geometry, trigonometry, and probability.
* PLEASE BRING ONE CALCULATOR PER COMPETING STUDENT.
   No graphing or programmable calculators are allowed,

   but scientific and four function calculators are allowed.
   We will have SOME spare calculators available for borrowing.
* Students turn in answers (simplified) on answer sheets or answer slips, with no other work
   being scored. That way, awards are presented the same day.
* Separate awards are given for the Morning Competition and the Afternoon Competition.
   Based on overall performance, individuals are also competing for
   cash and Miami University scholarship awards. Similarly, awards
   are given to high performing school TEAMS of 3 or more students.
* We'll try to have a little bit of fun now and then!


THE MORNING COMPETITION, AFTERNOON COMPETITION, and
REGISTRATION INFORMATION


In the Morning Competition, each of 25 problems is displayed one at a time via
computer projector for 2 minutes. Students can continue to work on problems that
have long been removed, or work on the displayed problem. See details below.*

In the Afternoon Competition, students are assigned by the contest director to work with (roughly) two other students from other high schools. See the posted sheets as to which room each group uses. One answer sheet is turned in by each group. Groups work on 18 problems to attempt over a 50 minute time period, with 6 problems per sheet. Students can work collaboratively and discuss their answers and solution attempts, or split up the problems, or any combination desired. See details below.**

Each participating school is to send a total of 1 to 6 students to compete.
These students can represent any combination from grades 9, 10, 11, 12.
Among students willing and able to participate, it is the decision of the
high school math advisor as to who is allowed to participate. For
advisors with the luxury of many options, it is not always easy deciding
between a young, highly talented student and an experienced Senior, but
a student who hasn't had two years of algebra plus geometry and trig is at
a significant disadvantage. Likewise, some students who are very good at
routine problems but have not been challenged much beyond that can get frustrated
at math competitions. When in doubt, common advice is to look to send students
who will enjoy and gain from the experience.

Register your students by contacting Dan Pritikin
at one of the following contact options, telling Dan the name of each student.
We understand that last minute changes are inevitable, but let's minimize them.
We accept newly registered students up until the day of the competition!

Contact Dan at pritikd@muohio.edu  ,  or

513-461-4118 , or by U.S. mail at

Prof. Dan Pritikin / HS Math
Dept. of Math & Stat
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056


Also, if you expect that your school will be participating, please let Dan know as
soon as possible, even if you have no idea yet about how many or which students to send.


DETAILS CONCERNING RULES FOR THE EVENTS:

*MORNING COMPETITION: Students are welcome to use any strategy concerning when to
work on which problem. Students earn one point per correct answer. FEW STUDENTS
will be able to correctly answer even half of the problems, so students are encouraged to
work on those problems believed to be within their grasp, sometimes skipping some problems
that appear to be particularly tough.

**AFTERNOON COMPETITION: Student groups will be working in separate rooms, so can talk as much or as little as they find helpful. Computers, cell phones, etc. are to be unavailable. As in the Morning Competition, graphing calculators are also not to be used, but basic or scientific calculators can be used and may be very helpful. Most teams will have 3 members. One or two teams will have 2 or 4 members, but any group of 2 students will get credit for having solved 1.4 times as many problems than they actual solve, in compensation for the smaller group size. Note: if sufficiently many students participate, the group size might be increased from 3 to 4.

Please let the organizers do their best to make the group assignments fair and effectively random!


RULES FOR SIMPLIFYING AND EXPRESSING ANSWERS at both the MORNING COMPETITION and AFTERNOON COMPETITION
Answer sheets are provided for each event. Only the answers marked are graded, not the work done in obtaining those answers. Partial credit is not given. Each answer must be clear, exact, and in reasonably simplified form. Here are examples (where pi and square root notation are written out only for purposes of easier typing on this web page):
If   "4 pi over 6"   is the unsimplified answer, then no credit is awarded for "4 pi over 6" (since it is not adequately simplified) or for "2.094" (inexact, rounded), whereas full credit is awarded for "2 pi over 3". We try to avoid having many problems with answers such as "1 over the square root of 2", since it is debatable whether the answer "root 2, over 2" is any simpler, but nevertheless we do follow the standard tradition of declaring that "1 over root 2" is not adequately simplified because the denominator has not been rationalized. Avoid writing answers in a form using repeating decimals, since a repeating decimal expression can always be converted into the form of a rational number.

Unless specified otherwise, solutions to equations must be real numbers (as opposed to complex numbers). If an answer is an interval of real numbers, then you can use standard notation such as [2,5) to express that interval, but a picture of a partially shaded number line is unacceptable. To denote the empty set you may write either { } or an "O with a slash through it", and you can write either "DNE" or "UND" as shorthand for "does not exist" or "undefined". However, note that { } and "DNE" mean two different things, for example the former being the solution set to the equation  x + 1 = x  and the latter being the output of  f(x) = 1/x at input x = 0.


OFFICIAL SCORING, RANKING RULES, and PRIZES
Students and advisors are encouraged to emphasize the fun and the challenge rather than the awards. But we recognize that students and advisors may have more fun when they perform well! So,...

Scholarship awards are only given as OVERALL awards, to individuals who do well on the COMBINATION of the Individual Competition and the Group Competition. Also, the Math Department at Miami University has additional discretionary scholarship money for incoming high school students, so there is a second chance for everyone.

Morning Competition Awards: $60 for 1st place, $45 for 2nd place, $30 for 3rd place,
                 certificates of recognition to the top 10.
Afternoon Competition Awards: $90 for 1st place, $60 for 2nd place, $30 for 3rd place,
                 certificates of recognition to each individual in one of the top 5 teams.
Overall Awards to students: $60 cash & $1500 M.U. Scholarship for 1st place,
                 $45 cash & $1000 M.U. Scholarship for 2nd place, $30 & $1000 M.U. Scholarship for 3rd place,
                 certificates of recognition to the top 15. Additional $1000 M.U. Scholarship offers may be awarded
                 to the next highest placing students overall, at the discretion of the competition director.
An additional $30 might be awarded at the discretion of the competition director to
                 offset irregularities such as ties, or an outstanding performance.
Additional cash may be awarded for the first student to give correct answers to problems posed during "free time"
                while waiting for the awards results to become available.
High School Awards: Trophies for 1st place, 2nd place.

While there will be no ties concerning Scholarship Awards, there may well be ties for cash awards and certificate of recognition awards, any cash of which is to be split evenly among those tied. Any $30 cash prize that is split 4, 5 or 6 ways will instead be awarded as $10 per individual. In the rare case that a cash prize is to be split more than 6 ways, there will be a "math bee" held at the beginning of the awards presentation, for deciding which 6 of those tied will split the prize.

MORNING COMPETITION and AFTERNOON COMPETITION AWARDS: Performance is based on the number of correct answers.
Example: Suppose in Individual Competition that students A, B, C tie with top scores of 19 correct answers, followed by students D, E, F, G who get 17 correct, followed by students H, I, J and K who get 16 correct. Then each of A, B & B gets a 1st PLACE award and $45 (splitting the 1st & 2nd & 3rd place cash available) and is assigned a RANK of 2 for team awards purposes, while each of D, E, F & G gets a 4th PLACE award (but no cash) and is assigned a RANK of 5.5, while H, I, J and K tie for 8th place, each assigned a RANK of 9.5. All eleven of A through K would receive a certificate of recognition award (extending the number of certificates a bit beyond the stated 10). It is unlikely that there will be so many ties near the top, but that's what would happen. The Afternoon Competition prizes work the same way, except with slightly more money involved, but more sharing of that money. See below concerning rankings.

AFTERNOON COMPETITION RANKINGS: The score of each individual is the score of their group, out of 18 possible correct answers. The team scores will be ranked. However, for purposes of overall competion, these ranks are doubled. So, if two teams tie for 4th place, they are basically in 4.5'th place. But, each member of that team will be assigned an afternoon ranking of 9.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL CASH and MIAMI UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Each individual will have two rankings as computed above, one from the Morning Competition and one from the Math Relay. Each student's OVERALL SCORE is the sum of those two rankings, and the students are ranked according to their overall scores, naturally with lower sums yielding better rankings. Where possible, ties are to be broken based on rankings in Morning Competition, any remaining ties resulting in split CASH prizes as above. However, if after using Inidividual Competition results as a tie breaker there are still ties concerning SCHOLARSHIP awards, there will be a "math bee" for breaking those ties, held at the beginning of the awards presentation (and even then we will see what we can eventually do to award a scholarship to all those tied for such a prize). Scholarships are offers of one-year scholarships, to be redeemed only by those who enroll full time at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio within one year of graduating from high school. Should a student win a scholarship at this competition and then earn more scholarships at this competition in later years, those scholarships can each be redeemed, but in separate academic years at Miami University.

RULES FOR SCHOOL AWARDS: Schools eligible for High School Awards are those sending 3 or more students. The measure of each school's performance is the sum of the three best overall scores of its students. For example, suppose students A, B, C, D from School X have individual overall scores of 5, 12, 30 and 37, respectively. Then the overall score of 37 is not counted, giving school X a score of 47 as if student D had not participated. As usual, the lowest sums are best.

CHEATING: (we expect that a cheating policy is unnecessary for such a competition, but just to be on the safe side, here it is!) A student found to be cheating is automatically eliminated from the competition. If a high school advisor or parent of a student is found to be intentionally interfering with the fair running of the competition then all students of the high school involved are eliminated from the competition.


DRIVING DIRECTIONS and DRIVING INFORMATION

WHERE TO GO: Except for brunch and the walking campus tour, all activities are held in Bachelor Hall, conveniently located at the southeast corner of where U.S. 27 meets Ohio Route 73 (in fact this is where 73 ends). To get to the parking lot for Bachelor Hall, go to Western Drive (just South of the two stoplights where 27 meets 73), go East, and then turn left into the parking lot. Park in any ordinary or Visitors spot.

You can download and print out a complete campus map here (pdf map).
Bachelor Hall is shown as building #9, parking just to its south on the map
Even on a Saturday you might need a parking pass, so come into the building,
follow the signs to the registration desk, and if necessary go back out and
put a parking pass on your dashboard.
These are sufficient directions for many drivers, but if you want detail, then read on!

DIRECTIONS TO BACHELOR HALL IN OXFORD, OHIO
From South of Oxford (Cincinnati): Take I-275 to the Colerain Ave. / U.S. 27 exit
  (which is exit #33, near the Northgate Mall).
  Go North onto U.S. 27 all the way into Oxford.
  [The only confusing turn is in the small city of Millville, where at a "Tee" intersection
  it is clearly marked that you must turn left to stay on 27. On the way back, the corresponding
  right turn is not as obvious, since there is a way to go straight instead.]
Go straight at the first stoplight (Chestnut St.) when you arrive at Oxford.
Turn right onto Western Drive, the first street available (a bit before the second stoplight in town).
Turn left into the Bachelor parking lot.

From East of Oxford (Southern Dayton, Lebanon, West Chester):
Go West on Route 63 from the Route 63 exit of I-75 (exit #29).
Proceed on 63 until it ends at Route 4.
Turn right (North) onto Route 4, and exit on the right to get to 73,
  also known as Oxford-Trenton Rd and Oxford State Rd.
Turn left onto 73 at the bottom of the ramp, and stay on 73 all the way to where 73 ends in Oxford.
  [Note that to stay on 73 you must turn right at the "Tee" intersection at 127
  and then left off of 127 in a few miles at the 73 turnoff.]
Turn left onto 27 at the stoplight in Oxford, go straight at the next nearby stoplight,
  and turn left onto Western Drive, the next street.
Turn left into the Bachelor parking lot.

From Northwest of Oxford (Liberty, IN): Go South on U.S. 27.
At the first Oxford stoplight (Locust St.) go "straight" (bearing slightly left)
  so that you are now going East on Church St.
Turn right at the end of Church St. (onto Tallawanda Rd),
then left onto High St. at the stop sign,
then right onto Patterson Ave. (keeping you on 27) at the next stop sign.
Go straight at the next two stoplights, and soon afterward
turn left at Western Drive, the next street. Turn left into the Bachelor parking lot.

From North of Oxford: Go South on U.S. 127 from Exit #10 of I-70.
Turn right at 73.
Turn left onto 27 at the stoplight in Oxford,
go straight at the next nearby stoplight,
then left at Western Drive, the next street. Turn left into the Bachelor parking lot.

From Brookville, IN: This is not a well marked route, so beware if you have never traveled this way before. From North on IN-101, take a slight right onto Oxford Pike, 10 miles out of Brookville. In 1.25 miles turn left to stay on Oxford Pike. [I believe that another right turn is later required for staying on Oxford Pike.] Oxford Pike becomes Brookville Rd. which becomes Chestnut St. once you reach Oxford. At the end of Chestnut St., turn left at the stoplight onto U.S. 27 (Patterson Ave.). Turn left into the Bachelor parking lot.


RESULTS OF THE 2009 COMPETITION

Individual Competition (morning), 24 problems.
1st place $90 Travis Hance, 23 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
2nd place (tie) $45 Dennis Tseng, 20 correct answers, Mason H.S.
2nd place (tie) $45 Ashvin Srivatsa, 20 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.
4th place $15 Matthew Tan, 17 correct answers, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
5th place (tie) Corinne Peters, 15 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.
5th place (tie) Daniel Shen, 15 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
7th place (tie) Vibhor Kumar, 14 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.
7th place (tie) Kyle Swingle, 14 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
7th place (tie) Ryan Welch, 14 correct answers, St. Xavier H.S.
10th place Lindsey Johnson, 13 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.

Math Relay (afternoon)

1st place (tie) $60 Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
1st place (tie) $60 Vibhor Kumar, Sycamore H.S.
1st place (tie) $60 Charlie Lin, Lakota West H.S.
4th place Yujin Cho, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
5th place Jared Hance, Lakota West H.S.
6th place (tie) Erik Bao, Sycamore H.S.
6th place (tie) Alex Hartlage, Lakota West H.S.
6th place (tie) Mark Hesford, Talawanda H.S.
6th place (tie) Soonyum Jung, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
6th place (tie) Abhi Kesbhat, Mason H.S.
6th place (tie) Ashlee Rupp, Anderson H.S.
6th place (tie) Jonathan Stupok, Fairfield H.S.
6th place (tie) Matthew Tan, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
6th place (tie) Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
6th place (tie) Greg Vinson, Fairfield H.S.


OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place  $90 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
2nd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Vibhor Kumar, Sycamore H.S.
3rd Place  $30 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
4th Place, Matthew Tan, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
5th Place, Yujin Cho, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
6th Place, Abhi Kesbhat, Mason H.S.
7th Place, Alex Hartlage, Lakota West H.S.
8th Place, Sarah Sohn, Mason H.S.
9th Place, Charlie Lin, Lakota West H.S.
10th Place, Erik Bao, Sycamore H.S.
11th Place, Jared Hance, Lakota West H.S.


HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Mason H.S.
  Jeffrey Huang
  Kevin Huang
  Abhi Kesbhat
  Sarah Sohn
  Dennis Tseng
  Andrew Zheng
  Adviser: Colleen Everett

2nd Place    Lakota West H.S.
  Travis Hance
  Alex Hartlage
  Charlie Lin
  Jimmy Lin
  Daniel Shen
  Kyle Swingle
  Jared Hance (alternate)
  Adviser: Carol Botzner

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all the
students and advisers involved from participating schools:

Anderson H.S.
Cincinnati Country Day School
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Fairborn H.S.
Faifield H.S.
Lakota West H.S.
Mason H.S.
St. Xavier H.S.
Sycamore H.S.
Talawanda H.S.
Walnut Hills H.S.


RESULTS OF THE 2008 COMPETITION (49 students competing)

Individual Competition (morning)
1st place $90 Tong Zhan, 24 correct answers, Mason H.S.
2nd place $60 Ray Wang, 20 correct answers, Mason H.S.
3rd place $30 Travis Hance, 19 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
4th place Dennis Tseng, 18 correct answers, Mason H.S.
5th place Lauren Kley, 16 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.
6th place Deepak Chona, 15 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
7th place (tie) Dan Tang 14 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.
7th place (tie) Josh Wang, 14 correct answers, Seven Hills School
7th place (tie) Colin Hu, 14 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
10th place Michael Fu, 13 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.

Group Competition (afternoon)

1st Place, 17 correct answers, each student awarded $40.
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.
  Lauren Carter, Summit Country Day
  Dewey Blake, Sycamore H.S.

2nd Place, 14 correct answers (adjusted for group size), each student awarded $45.
  Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
  Kameron Curry, North College Hill H.S.

3rd place, 13 correct answers, each student awarded $30.
  Young Chae, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Ben Vanderpool, Hamilton H.S.
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.

4th place, 11 correct answers
  Courtney Sawyers, Hamilton H.S.
  Ray Wang, Mason H.S.
  Justin Ruble, North College Hill H.S.

5th place, 10 correct answers
  Micheal Fu Beavercreek H.S.
  Soongyum Jung, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Alex Hartlage, Lakota West H.S.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place $120 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.
2nd Place  $90 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
3rd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Ray Wang, Mason H.S.
4th Place $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
5th Place $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
Lauren Kley, Sycamore H.S.
6th Place, Dewey Blake, Sycamore H.S.
7th Place, Micheal Fu, Beavercreek H.S.
8th Place, Josh Wang, Seven Hills School
9th Place, Ben Vanderpool, Hamilton H.S.
10th Place, Deepak Chona, Beavercreek H.S.
11th Place, Caroline Win, Beavercreek H.S.
12th Place, Lindsey Johnson, Sycamore H.S.
13th Place (tie), Colin Hu, Beavercreek H.S.
13th Place (tie), Dan Tang, Sycamore H.S.
15th Place, Soongyum Jung, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Mason H.S.
  Dennis Tseng
  Ray Wang
  Eric Wei
  Tong Zhan
  Kevin Zhang
  Adviser: Colleen Everett

2nd Place    Sycamore H.S.
  Dewey Blake
  David Chen
  Lindsey Johnson
  Lauren Kley
  Dan Tang
  Advisers: Keith Brackenridge, Katrina Cordova

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all the
students and advisers involved from participating schools:

Beavercreek H.S.
Cincinnati Country Day School
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Hamilton H.S.
Lakota West H.S.
Mason H.S.
North College Hill H.S.
Seven Hills School
Summit Country Day School
Sycamore H.S.
Walnut Hills H.S.


RESULTS OF THE 2007 COMPETITION (50 students competing)

Individual Competition (morning)
1st place $90 Tong Zhan, 24 correct answers, Mason H.S.
2nd place $60 Dennis Tseng, 23 correct answers, Mason H.S.
3rd place $30 Travis Hance, 22 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
4th place Ray Wang, 21 correct answers, Mason H.S.
5th place Ray Xi, 19 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
6th place Zhi Yuan (Julian) Lu, 16 correct answers, Mason H.S.
7th place Ben Jiang, 13 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
8th place (tie) Lei Fan, 11 correct answers, Walnut Hills H.S.
8th place (tie) Tony (Wenjun) Tan, 11 correct answers, Walnut Hills H.S.
10th place (tie) Ab Tandon, 10 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.


Group Competition (afternoon)

1st Place, each student awarded $40.
  Philip Campos, Anderson H.S.
  Malcolm Wu, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.

2nd Place, each student awarded $30.
  Deepak Chona, Beavercreek H.S.
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
  Mark Wehner, Oak Hills H.S.

3rd place, each student awarded $20.
  Soongyum Jung, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Ray Xi, Lakota West H.S.
  Yogi Patel, Oak Hills H.S.

4th place
  Libby Anderl, Beavercreek H.S.
  Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
  Lei Fan, Walnut Hills H.S.

5th place (tie)
  Ben Zurhusen, Anderson H.S.
  Zhi Yuan (Julian) Lu, Mason H.S.
  Steve Quillin, Oak Hills H.S.

  Deepak Chona, Beavercreek H.S.
  Stephanie Goldkopf, Fairfield H.S.
  Kevin Zhang, Mason H.S.

  Caroline Win, Beavercreek H.S.
  Stephen Wang, Lakota West H.S.
  Wenjun (Tony) Tan, Walnut Hills H.S.

  Yujin Cho, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Ray Wang, Mason H.S.
  Courtney Giannini, Walnut Hills H.S.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place $120 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.
2nd Place  $90 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
3rd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Travis Hance, Lakota West H.S.
4th Place $30 & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Ray Xi, Lakota West H.S.
5th Place, Ab Tandon, Beavercreek H.S.
6th Place, Lei Fan, Walnut Hills H.S.
7th Place, Ray Wang, Mason H.S.
8th Place, Soongyum Jung, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
9th Place, Zhi Yuan (Julian) Lu, Mason H.S.
10th Place, Wenjun (Tony) Tan, Walnut Hills H.S.
11th Place, Phillip Campos, Andserson H.S.
12th Place, Ben Jiang, Mason H.S.
13th Place (tie), Deepak Chona, Beavercreek H.S.
13th Place (tie), Caroline Win, Beavercreek H.S.
15th Place, Kevin Zhang, Mason H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Mason H.S.
  Ben Jiang
  Zhi Yuan (Julian) Lu
  Dennis Tseng
  Ray Wang
  Tong Zhan
  Kevin Zhang
  Adviser: Eric Blask

2nd Place    Lakota West H.S.
  Emily Forney
  Travis Hance
  Linda Pan
  Victor Pan
  Stephen Wang
  Ray Xi
  Adviser: E. Carol Botzner

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all the
students and advisers involved from participating schools:

Anderson H.S.
Beavercreek H.S.
Cincinnati Country Day School
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Fairfield H.S.
Lakota West H.S.
Mason H.S.
McNicholas H.S.
North College Hill H.S.
Oak Hills H.S.
Walnut Hills H.S.


RESULTS OF THE 2006 COMPETITION (65 students competing)

Individual Competition (morning)
1st place $90 Tong Zhan, 22 correct answers, Mason H.S.
2nd place $60 Jake Connors, 21 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
3rd place $30 Joel Jean, 20 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
4th place (tie) Julian Lu, 18 correct answers, Mason H.S.
4th place (tie) Dennis Tseng, 18 correct answers, Mason H.S.
6th place (tie) Nathan Moses, 17 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
6th place (tie) Jason Syu, 17 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
6th place (tie) Ray Xi, 17 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
9th place (tie) Ningjie (Jim) Chen, 15 correct answers, Walnut Hills H.S.
9th place (tie) Chester Chen, 15 correct answers, Sycamore H.S.


Group Competition (afternoon)

1st Place, each student awarded $40.
  Daniel Keck, Fairfield H.S.
  Logan Naber, Oak Hills H.S.
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.

2nd Place, each student awarded $30.
  Anna Bosch, Lakota West H.S.
  Kevin Lin, Sycamore H.S.
  Allison Ng, Oak Hills H.S.

3rd place, each student awarded $20
  Nathan Moses, Beavercreek H.S.
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
  Anthony Williams, North College Hill H.S.

4th place (tie)
  Russel Ault, Fairfield H.S.
  Sebastian Koochaki, Cincinnati Country Day School
  Joel Jean, Beavercreek H.S.

4th place (tie)
  John Burden, Fairfield H.S.
  Danielle Gross, Cincinnati Country Day School
  Ray Xi, Lakota West H.S.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place $120 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.
2nd Place  $90 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Dennis Tseng, Mason H.S.
3rd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Joel Jean, Beavercreek H.S.
4th Place & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Nathan Moses, Beavercreek H.S.
5th Place, Jake Connors, Beavercreek H.S.
6th Place, Ray Xi, Lakota West H.S.
7th Place (tie), Kevin Lin, Sycamore H.S.
7th Place (tie), Julian Lu, Mason H.S.
9th Place, Anna Bosch, Lakota West H.S.
10th Place, Russel Ault, Fairfield H.S.
11th Place (tie), Chester Chen, Sycamore H.S.
11th Place (tie), Ningjie (Jim) Chen, Walnut Hills H.S.
13th Place, Logan Naber, Oak Hills H.S.
14th Place, Jason Syu, Lakota West H.S.
15th Place, Daniel Keck, Fairfield H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Mason H.S.
  Prihtvi Jami
  Julian Lu
  Rohit Rao
  Dennis Tseng
  Tong Zhan
  Kevin Zhang
  Adviser: Eric Blask,

2nd Place    Beavercreek H.S.
  Jake Connors
  Joel Jean
  Eric Mayhew
  Nathan Moses
  Grace Ou
  David Zhou
  Adviser: Dolores Williams

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all the
students and advisers involved from participating schools:

Beavercreek H.S.
Cincinnati Country Day School
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Fairfield H.S.
Lakota West H.S.
Mason H.S.
McNicholas H.S.
Mt. Notre Dame H.S.
North College Hill H.S.
Oak Hills H.S.
Summit Country Day School
Sycamore H.S.
Talawanda H.S.
Walnut Hills H.S.


RESULTS OF THE 2005 COMPETITION (56 students competing)
Digital photos from the 2005 competition can be found at
www.users.muohio.edu/jiangt/highschool-photos (click this link)

Individual Competition (morning)
1st place       $90 Sheng Fu,  20 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
2nd place (tie) $45 Joel Jean, 19 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
2nd place (tie) $45 Tong Zhan, 19 correct answers, Mason H.S.
4th place       Raymond Tan, 16 correct answers, Mason H.S.
5th place       Jason Syu, 14 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
6th place (tie) Neal Jean, 13 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
6th place (tie) Bradley Wehmeier, 13 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
8th place       Ningjie (Jim) Chen, 12 correct answers, Walnut Hills H.S.
9th place (tie) Ravi Sarawgi, 11 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
9th place (tie) Zhi Luan Lu, 11 correct answers, Mason H.S.

Group Competition (afternoon)

1st Place, 12 correct answers, each student awarded $40.
  Robert Jiang, Walnut Hills H.S.
  Michael Kerr, Fairfield H.S.
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.

2nd Place, 11 correct answers, each student awarded $30.
  Zac Cucinotta, Cin. Hills Chris. Acad.
  Neal Jean, Beavercreek H.S.
  Michael Whelen, Oak Hills H.S.

3rd place (tie between teams #1 & 7 with 10 correct answers), each student awarded $15
(raised from the previously announced amount).
  Amanda Bachman, Mt. Notre Dame H.S.
  John Burnett, Beavercreek H.S.
  Daniel Moeller, La Salle H.S.

  Nela Ahmed, Oak Hills H.S.
  Steven Burns, Cin. Hills Chris. Acad. H.S.
  Sheng Fu, Lakota West H.S.

5th Place: (tie between teams #9 & 10 with 8 correct answers)
  T.J. Ellis, Oak Hills H.S.
  Evan Liang, Lakota West H.S.
  Tim Moeller, La Salle H.S.

  Zachary Gault, Edgewood H.S.
  Michelle Kluesener, Oak Hills H.S.
  Ravi Sarawgi, Lakota West H.S.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place $120 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Tong Zhan, Mason H.S.
2nd Place  $90 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Sheng Fu, Lakota West H.S.
3rd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Neal Jean, Beavercreek H.S.
4th Place & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Michael Whelen, Oak Hills H.S.
5th Place & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Joel Jean, Beavercreek H.S.
6th Place, Ravi Sarawgi, Lakota West H.S.
7th Place, Raymond Tan, Mason H.S.
8th Place, Evan Liang, Lakota West H.S.
9th Place (tie), John Burnett, Beavercreek H.S.
9th Place (tie), Ningjie (Jim) Chen, Walnut Hills H.S.
9th Place (tie), Daniel Moeller, La Salle H.S.
12th Place, Steven Burns, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
13th Place (tie), Derek Clark, Beavercreek H.S.
13th Place (tie,) Priyanka Vora, Seven Hills School
15th Place, Zhi Yuan Lu, Mason H.S.

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Mason H.S.
  Zhi Yuan Lu
  Raymond Tan
  Bonny Yau
  Tong Zhan
  Adviser: Dr. Ann Dinkheller,

2nd Place    Lakota West H.S.
  Sheng Fu
  Natalie Gruenke
  Evan Liang
  Ravi Sarawgi
  Jason Syu
  Bradley Wehmeier
  Adviser: E. Carol Botzner

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all the
students and advisers involved from participating schools:

Beavercreek H.S.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Edgewood H.S.
Fairfield H.S.
Franklin H.S.
La Salle H.S.
Lakota West H.S.
Lebanon H.S.
Mason H.S.
McAuley H.S.
Mt. Notre Dame H.S.
Oak Hills H.S.
Seven Hills School
Walnut Hills H.S.


RESULTS OF THE 2004 COMPETITION (31 students competing)

Individual Competition (morning)
1st place  $90 Mitchell Wang 25 correct answers! Lakota West H.S.
2nd place $60 Neal Jean       23 correct answers, Beavercreek H.S.
3rd place $30 Dave Carper   20 correct answers, Lakota West H.S.
4th place     Charlie Wang, Lakota West H.S.
5th place     Ravi Sarawgi, Lakota West H.S.
6th place     Aditya Jushi, Princeton H.S.
7th place     Kira Kembre, Lakota West H.S.
8th place     David Liu, Mason H.S.
9th place     Brian Holcomb, Princeton H.S.
10th place   Vlad Golgotiu, Princeton H.S.

Group Competition (afternoon)
1st Place, 14 correct answers, each student awarded $40.
  Malavika Srinivasan, Beavercreek H.S.
  Mitchell Wang, Lakota West H.S.
  Sven Huijs, Princeton H.S.
2nd Place, each student awarded $30.
Tie between:
Team #0:
  Derek Clark, Beavercreek H.S.
  Chris Edwards, Seven Hills H.S.
Team #2:
  Julianne Gould, Beavercreek H.S.
  Dave Carper, Lakota West H.S.
  Sara DeVore, Mt. Notre Dame H.S.
4th Place: three way tie between
Team #7:
  Steven Burns, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  Shivali Sarawgi, Lakota West H.S.
  Aditya Jushi, Princeton H.S.
Team #8:
  Emily Flores, Franklin H.S.
  David Liu, Mason H.S.
  Akshay Wadekar, Princeton H.S.
Team #10:
  Dan Moeller, La Salle H.S.
  Teresa Nichols, McAuley H.S.
  Wenjun Tony Tan, Walnut Hills H.S.

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (composite from Individual and Group Competition)
1st place $120 cash & $1,500 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Mitchell Wang, Lakota West H.S.
2nd Place  $90 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Dave Carper, Lakota West H.S.
3rd Place  $60 cash & $1,000 M.U. Scholarship offer to
  Aditya Jushi, Princeton H.S.
  4th Place Derek Clark, Beavercreek H.S.
  5th Place Julianne Gould, Beavercreek H.S.
  6th Place David Liu, Mason H.S.
  7th Place Malavika Srinivasan, Beavercreek H.S.
  8th Place Charlie Wang, Lakota West H.S.
  9th Place Ravi Sarawgi, Lakota West H.S.
10th Place Neal Jean, Beavercreek H.S.
11th Place Dan Moeller, La Salle H.S.
12th Place Brian Holcomb, Princeton H.S.
13th Place Vlad Golgotiu, Princeton H.S.
14th Place Kira Kembre, Lakota West H.S.
15th Place Steven Burns, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM TROPHY AWARDS
1st Place    Lakota West H.S.
  Dave Carper
  Kira Kembre
  Ravi Sarawgi
  Shivali Sarawgi
  Charlie Wang
  Mitchell Wang
  Advisers: Mary Rhein, E. Carol Botzner

2nd Place    Beavercreek H.S.
  Derek Clark
  Julianne Gould
  Neal Jean
  M. E. Meaker
  Caroline Scacca
  Malavika Srinivasan
  Adviser: Dolores Williams

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to all who participated!




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