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CSP Charter School Wins Fourth Round Math Competition

Feb. 15, 2012

      Chesapeake Science Point (CSP) Charter School won first place in Round 4 of the Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition hosted by and at Anne Arundel Community College, repeating its first-place finish in Round 3.

      The Feb. 4 competition saw 126 participants from 15 public and private high schools. Archbishop Spalding High School moved up to second place in this round while North County High School and Severna Park High School tied for third place. Overall, the top three tournament contenders are CSP, 1st place, Severn School, 2nd place, and Annapolis High School, 3rd place.

      Each competition 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. Nine students achieved a perfect score: Anthony Ko from Annapolis High; George Peng, Josh Prucnal and Robert Thompson from Archbishop Spalding High School; Patrick Reid from Chesapeake High; Lukash Onyshkevych from Chesapeake Science Point; Jack Andraka from North County High; Evan Boone from Severna Park High and Michael Ross from South River High.

      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. Chesapeake Science Point was the only team that achieved a perfect score on this part of the competition.

      School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. Fourth-round scores: CSP, 11.0; Archbishop Spalding High, 10; North County High and Severna Park High, 9.33 each; Key School, 8.67; Severn School, 8.33; Arundel High and Broadneck High, 7.0 each; Annapolis High, 6.67; Old Mill High and South River High, 6.33 each; Chesapeake High, 6.0; Southern High, 5.67; Glen Burnie High, 4.67; and Meade High, 3.33.

      The overall competition rankings: CSP, 42.67; Severn School, 37.67; Annapolis High, 32.33; Archbishop Spalding High and Key School, 31.0 each; Severna Park High, 30.0; Broadneck High, 28.33; North County High, 26.33; Arundel High, 25.67; South River High, 24.33; Old Mill High, 18.33; Chesapeake High, 14.67; Glen Burnie High and Southern High, 13.67 each; and Meade High, 8.67.

      The next competition is Saturday, March 10, in the Student Union dining hall on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Contact Evie Robbins, AACC associate professor of mathematics and the competition director, at 410-777-2556 or for information.