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Chesapeake Science Point PCS Leads Math Competition

Nov. 26, 2013

The annual math competition that Anne Arundel Community College hosts in cooperation with county public and private high schools has begun. The second round of the five-round competition met Nov. 16 and drew 129 students from 14 high schools. Chesapeake Science Point Charter School took first place, Severn School took second place and South River High School and Archbishop Spalding High School tied for third 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. Lukash Onyshkevych from Chesapeake Science Point was the only student who earned a perfect score on the individual portion in the second round.

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. The top team from Chesapeake Science Point earned a perfect score after competition officials eliminated Question 3.  Chesapeake Science Point also was the only team to earn a perfect score in the first round of the competition.
 
106 students participated in that first round of competition on Oct. 26, with Chesapeake Science Point earning first place and Severn School and Severna Park High School tying for second place. In the individual round Oct. 26, several students earned a perfect score: Caterina Wu from South River High School, Evan Wilson and Xian Peng from Archbishop Spalding High School, Alex Paskal from Severna Park High School, Gavin Cauley from Severn School,  Sandra Sandeep from North County High School,  Jason Clyde, Benjamin Kelm, and Lukash Onyshkevych from Chesapeake Science Point, and Justin Hontz from Arundel High School.

School scores are computed by adding the best team score to the average of the top three individuals’ scores. After two rounds, Chesapeake Science Point is in first place with 21.67 points, Severn School is second with 16.33 points and Spalding is third with 14.33 points.

The next competition will be held on Dec. 7, in the Dragun Science Building on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. For information, contact Evie Robbins at 410-777-2556.