Traverse Des Sioux Chapter Regional Mathcounts Competition
Hutchinson Middle School Earns First Place
On February 3, 2014, over 150 junior high/middle school students representing 19 schools from the Southern Minnesota region gathered in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom to participate in the MATHCOUNTS competition. This competition, hosted by the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) and co-coordinated by the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (MNCEME), has been reaching out to students and teachers in Minnesota since 1983. While students and faculty at Minnesota State Mankato have been involved in the competition as judges, exam proctors and staff for a number of years, this is only the second year that the competition has been hosted in Mankato. Professional engineers from the community and region work alongside CSET students and faculty and MNCEME to host the competition. The competition is held at regional, state and national levels each year. This year’s regional winners were: 1st place team – Hutchinson Middle School, 2nd place team – Mankato East Junior High, 3rd place team – Dakota Meadows Middle School, and 4th place team – Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial School. Guest speaker was MSU mathematics instructor, Ashley Priem.
First Place: Hutchinson Middle School
Second Place: Mankato East Junior High School
Third Place: Dakota Meadows Middle School, Mankato
Fourth Place: Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School, Lake Crystal