Area students participate in university’s Math/Computer Day

Students from area high schools earned honors during the recent Computer Programming Contest, Math Contest and Math Quiz Bowl during Shippensburg University’s annual Math/Computer Day.

The 56-year-old event for high school juniors is sponsored by the mathematics and computer science departments in conjunction with the Math Club and Programming Team. Highlights of the day are the math contest, the Math Quiz Bowl and the computer programming contest.

The individual math contest winner was Quan Quan Ngoyen of Gettysburg Area High School. Reuben Zeiset of Elizabethtown Area High School was second and Riona O’Dowd of Gettysburg Area High School was third. Zeiset and O’Dowd had a tie-break round to determine second and third place. Fifty-seven students from a total of 20 schools participated in the event.

The Cedar Crest High School team won the Quiz Bowl followed by Hempfield High School in second and Central Dauphin High School in third. Cedar Crest team members were Gianluca Gross, Colin Muraika, Marko Resetar and Nick Webber. Hempfield team members were Cory Betz, Zach Hess, Dylan Gillesse and Josh Killian. Central Dauphin team members were Victoria Jones, Spencer Markowitz, Arnab Ray and Adam Sherman.

Hempfield High School’s team won the computer programming contest followed by the team from Cedar Crest High School in second and the team from Susquenita High School in third. Hempfield team members were Adam Karl and Colin Pronovost. Cedar Crest team members were Eero Kelly and Isaiah Shiner. Susquenita team members were Nathaniel Hattman and Ryan Peterson.

The top three winners received trophies. First, second and third place individual winners received trophies and cash prizes. All participants received certificates.