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Kiski School leads after first round of math league competition

Math League First Round
Kiski Area math coach Zack Jankowski distributes the second round questions.
11/14/2012 —



Students from eight area high schools had their math skills put to the test Nov. 14, for the first day of the StrongLand Interscholastic Mathematics League at Penn State New Kensington.

Sponsored by the StrongLand Chamber of Commerce's Educational Committee, the annual competition brings together students from Apollo-Ridge, Burrell, Freeport, Kiski Area, Kiski School, Kittanning, Leechburg and Valley high schools and gives them the chance to go head-to-head with each other in an academic competition.

Each school is allowed three teams of five students, competing against all the other teams in each round. Students answer two sets of eight questions. They have 25 minutes to answer each set. The questions in algebra, geometry and other areas of mathematics are developed by Ge Mu, instructor in mathematics at Penn State New Kensington.

At the end of the first day, the leaderboard looks familiar as the Kiski School “A” team scored a record 49 points to open an eleven point advantage on Kiski School “B” and Kiski Area “A,” both with 38 points. The “A” teams of Freeport and Valley are at 34 points and within striking distance of earning a medal. Scores carry over to the final round in the spring in the campus' Forum Theatre where team and individual champions will be crowned.

Kiski School, a college preparatory boarding school in Saltsburg, Pa., is the three-time defending champion.

For additional information, contact Ge Mu, instructor in mathematics, at 724-334-6030 or gxm929@psu.edu.

Kiski School math team Kiski School students relax between rounds. The "A" team holds a commanding eleven point lead going into the final round during the spring semester.


Kiski School “A” - 49
Kiski School “B” - 38
Kiski Area “A” - 38
Freeport “A” - 34
Valley “A” - 34
Kittanning “A” - 32
Burrell “A” - 29
Leechburg “A” - 28
Apollo Ridge “A” - 28
Freeport “B” - 27

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