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Severna Park High Wins Round Four of Math Competition

March 1, 2011

        Severna Park High School leapfrogged from third to first place in the fourth round of the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition, which saw Severn School in 2nd place and a third-place tie between Annapolis and Meade high schools.

        The Feb. 12 event on the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College attracted 131 students from 16 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. Six students achieved a perfect score: Logan Crew of Meade High School, doing so for a fourth consecutive match; Luke Hart-Moynihan of Annapolis High; Tanner McNamara of Severn School; Nick Paskal and Chris Praley of Severna Park High; and Alex Schulman of Key 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. Five teams achieved a perfect score: Annapolis High, Broadneck High, Meade High, Severn School and Severna Park High.

        School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. Fourth round scores were: Severna Park, 11.67; Severn School, 11.33; Annapolis High and Meade High, tied at 10.67 each; Broadneck High and North County High, tied at 10.0 each; Key School, 9.0; South River High, 8.67; Northeast High, 7.0; Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, 8.67; Glen Burnie High, 7.67; Archbishop Spalding High and Chesapeake High, tied at 7.33; Arundel High, 7.3; Indian Creek, 2.67; and Old Mill High, 1.33.

        Scores for the year to date, with 17 schools participating, put Meade High in first place overall, 37.66; Severna Park High, 36.0; Severn School, 34.0; Annapolis High, 30.0; Broadneck High and Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School, tied at 29.0 each; Key School, 28.0; North County High, 27.0; Archbishop Spalding High, 26.33; Arundel High, 22.66; Chesapeake High, 19.67; South River High, 17.66; Glen Burnie High, 16.33; Northeast High, 15.33; Indian Creek School, 9.0; Old Mill High, 3.0; Annapolis Area Christian School, 1.67

      The final competition is March 5. Contact Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556 for information.