SENIORS REPEAT AS MATH CONTEST WINNERS
Jason Troutner, a senior at Worthington Kilbourne High School, had the top score for the second straight year at Bluffton University’s annual mathematics contest for high school students, held Nov. 5. Repeating as runner-up, meanwhile, was Gavin Donley, a home-schooled senior from Mansfield, Ohio.
Yuliya Klochan, a sophomore at Worthington Kilbourne, and Findlay High School senior Michaela Marincic tied for third in the 10th annual event, in which 80 students from 19 high schools—plus home-schooled students—competed.
The top 10 scorers on the one-hour test represented nine schools. Tying for fifth place were junior Billy Reeves of Doylestown Chippewa High School, senior Stephanie Grube of Plymouth, junior Alex Swick of Lima Central Catholic and sophomore David Nester of Bluffton. Junior Kristin Scott of Lima Shawnee and sophomore George Roth of Ayersville rounded out the top 10.
Cash prizes are awarded to the top 15 finishers in the contest, which is sponsored by Bluffton’s math department and admissions office. The scores of seniors considering the university may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year.
Bluffton public relations, 11/7/11