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LHU Hosts 9th Annual High School Mathematics Competition

Math Competition

Lock Haven University recently hosted its 9th Annual Mathematics Competition for High School Students. Nine schools and 139 students from the region participated in the event held April 11th. Participating schools include: Central Mountain, Hughesville, Bellefonte, Warriors Run, Portage, Montoursville, PA Cyber, Mount Carmel, Philipsburg-Osceola.

Mathematics professor Denine Simin is instrumental in organizing the annual event. She shared, “There is a tremendous amount of time and energy that goes into planning the event, both by the university and our local schools. However, hearing the schools cheering for each other, high-fiving each other, and celebrating each other's successes was priceless. This year’s group was the liveliest, most enthusiastic group of kids at one of our competitions. I loved every minute of it.”  

LHU students are also integral to planning the event. Elementary education majors, middle-school mathematics majors, and secondary education mathematics majors worked with K-12 teachers and their students to cultivate an already present love of mathematics.

Each participant took two exams, a group exam and an individual exam. The following is a list of winners.

9th - 10th Grade Group Winners

1st place – Benjamin McGovern, Evan Stutzman, Devon Palmeter (Hughesville High School)

2nd place – Kaelyn Wozniak, Lauren Hudak, Summer Viscusi (Portage Area)

3rd place - Eric Karschner and Zachary Butler (Hughesville High School)

11th - 12th Grade Group Winners

1st place – Jeremiah Stickles, Anastaysia Smith (Bellefonte Area)

2nd place – Jessica Summerson, Micah Sidorick, Natalie Boop (from Philipsburg-Osceola)

3rd place – Aaron Butters (PACyber)

9th - 10th Individual Winners

1st place – Logan Woolcock (Hughesville)

2nd place – Benjamin McGovern (Hughesville

3rd place – Eric Karschner (Hughesville)

11th - 12th Individual Winners

1st place – Jeremiah Stickles (Bellefonte)

2nd place – Elaina Wagner (Warrior Run)

3rd place – Alexa Glista (Portage)

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.                        

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