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Severn School Wins 5th Round, Annapolis High is No. 1

Feb. 3, 2010

      Although Severn School won the final round of the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition at Anne Arundel Community College, its score wasn’t enough to topple Annapolis High School from its five-round reign in 1st place.

      Annapolis High finished the year as the competition winner with 54.0 points. Severn School placed 2nd with 51.33 points and Severna Park High School took 3rd place with 46.0 points.

      Trophies and certificates went to the three top-scoring schools. The Donald Wertz memorial Book Awards for the top-scoring individuals for the year went to: 1st place, Huaiyu Wu of Annapolis High; 2nd place, Luke Hart-Moynihan of Annapolis High; 3rd place, Logan Crew of Meade High; 4th place, Charles Davis of Broadneck High; and 5th place, Constantine Nakos of Severn School and Alex Schulman of Key School.

      The certificate for Most Improved Individual went to Jack Saams of Arundel High and the certificate for Most Improved School went to North County High.

      In the Jan. 30 fifth and final round on the college’s Arnold campus, Severn School scored 10.0 points, Annapolis High placed 2nd with 9.67 points and Broadneck High took 3rd with 9.33 points. This round of competition drew 160 students representing teams from 14 county public and private high schools.

      Organized by AACC, the competition has five matches. Each match has two phases. In the first phase, students work individually to answer as many of six questions as possible during a 30-minute period. Huaiyu Wu of Annapolis High answered all six questions correctly.

      In the second phase, students work in teams of up to five members to answer another set of six questions in 30 minutes. One team from Broadneck and two teams from Severn School achieved perfect scores on this part of the competition.

      School scores for the round are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. Fifth round scores, excluding the top three performers: Severna Park High, 8.0; Meade High, 7.67; Arundel High, 7.0; Glen Burnie High and North County High, tied at 6.67; Chesapeake High, 6.33; Archbishop Spalding High and Key School, tied at 6.0; South River High, 5.33; Indian Creek School and Northeast High, tied at 4.0.

      Final competition scores following the three leaders are: Broadneck High, 45.67; Arundel High, 42.0; Key School, 40.67; Chesapeake High, 38.33; North County High, 37.67; Glen Burnie High and Meade High, tied at 37.0; Archbishop Spalding High, 31.33; Indian Creek and South River High, tied at 22.67; Northeast High, 17.33; and Old Mill, 3.0.

      For information, call Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556.

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