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Severn School Wins Round Two of County High School Math

Nov. 18, 2010

        A tough second round in the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition put three new leaders in place. Teams from Severn School, Meade and Broadneck high schools placed first, second and third, respectively.

        The Nov. 13 event on the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College attracted 121 students from 17 public and private county high schools. This annual competition organized and hosted by AACC has five matches; each match is divided into two phases.

        In the first phase, students work individually to answer as many of six questions as possible during the 30-minute time limit. Two students achieved a perfect score: Logan Crew of Meade High School, doing so for a second consecutive match, and Mary Kate Montgomery of Severn School.

        In the second phase of the competition, the students work in teams of up to five members each to answer another set of six questions in 30 minutes. No team achieved a perfect score.

        School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. Second-round scores were: Severn School, 10.0; Meade High, 9.67; Broadneck High, 8.33; Severna Park, 7.33; Archbishop Spalding, 6.0; Key School, 5.67; North County High and Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, each 5.67; South River High, 5.33; Arundel High, 5; Annapolis High and Glen Burnie High, each 4; Northeast High, 3.67; Chesapeake High and Indian Creek, each 3.0; Old Mill High, .33 with participation from Annapolis Area Christian School, 0.0.

        Scores for the year to date put Meade High in first place overall, 19.0; Severna Park High, 17.33; Severn School, 16.0; Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, 15.67; Broadneck High, 13.0; Annapolis High, Archbishop Spalding High and Key School, each 12.0; North County High, 10.67; Arundel High, 10.33; South River High, 6.66; Chesapeake High, 6.0; Northeast High, 5.67; Glen Burnie High, 5.33; Indian Creek, 4.67; Annapolis Area Christian School, 1.67; Old Mill High, 0.33.

      The next competition is Jan. 29. Contact Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556 for information.