North Union students fare well in math competition


Middle school students from eight area schools came to the Marion Campus to test their math prowess in the Annual Math Challenge, hosted by The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College.
Several students from North Union MiddleThe top math students from 265 competitors were awarded a total of $13,500 in scholarships to these colleges this May.
“Mathematics skills can take students to many growing, well-paying careers,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, President of MTC. “These students have a bright future! We are proud to help them get to next!”
First place winners in each grade received $1,000 scholarship to both institutions. Second place winners in each grade earned a $750 scholarship from both colleges. Third place winners in each grade earned $500 scholarships from both MTC and OSU.
Sixth Grade
First Place: Miles Hall, North Union Middle School
Second Place: Lathan McCants, Pleasant Middle School
Third Place: Troy Harvey, North Union Middle School
Seventh Grade
First Place: Audrey Simon, Grant Middle School
Second Place: Gavin Craft, North Union Middle School
Third Place: Katharine McFarland, Highland Middle School
Eighth Grade
First Place: Isaac Dillon, Elgin Middle School
Second Place: Benjamin Dunham, Pleasant Middle School
Third Place: Luke Waldo, Elgin Middle School
Team Winners
These include the top scorers from each school from all grades. They received individual medals and the school received a trophy.
First Place: North Union Middle School
Team members include: Gavin Craft, seventh grade, Anna Crusey, seventh grade, Kylie Chenault, seventh grade, Savannah Queen, seventh grade, Abigail Zimmerman, seventh grade, and Samantha Girton, seventh grade.
Second Place: Pleasant Middle School
Third Place: Grant Middle School
“Mathematics is an essential base for high demand professions in science, engineering, computers, and data analysis,” said Ohio State Marion Dean and Director, Gregory S. Rose.

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