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Area students excel in Mathcounts Regional Math competition

The 2019 Mathcounts Regional Math competition was held at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls on Friday, Feb. 8 and Fertile Beltrami school on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Students from St. Phillips: on chairs in front, left to right; Markus Midgarden, Max Louvar, Ryan Maki, and Emma Mutantsky; in the back row. Left to right: teacher Drew Morris, Elana Peterson, Elizabeth Buxton, Ben Fraunholtz, Hikari Moreno, and Luke Rud. Submitted photo.
Students from St. Phillips: on chairs in front, left to right; Markus Midgarden, Max Louvar, Ryan Maki, and Emma Mutantsky; in the back row. Left to right: teacher Drew Morris, Elana Peterson, Elizabeth Buxton, Ben Fraunholtz, Hikari Moreno, and Luke Rud. Submitted photo.

The 2019 Mathcounts Regional Math competition was held at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls on Friday, Feb. 8 and Fertile Beltrami school on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The competition was split this year because of bad weather. This event is sponsored locally by the Lake Agassiz Chapter of The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers.

Nine teams registered, but only eight took part due to severe weather. A total of 64 individuals competed. Trophies were given to teams in the small- and large-school category. For the large schools, Bemidji Middle School was first and Crookston was second. For the small schools, Kittson Central of Hallock was first and Fertile Beltrami was second.

The team from Bemidji Middle school was first overall. Individuals going to state from Bemidji Middle School are Nick Rutio, Moses Son, Will Termont and Grace Werner. Bemidji is coached by Rebecca Rud.

Second place overall was Kittson central from Hallock. Individuals on that team are Aidra Johnson, Ethan Hanson, Brandon Ristad, and Hayden Olsonawski. Kittson Central is coached by Mark Christenson. Will Stromstad also made it to state from Fertile Beltrami, his coach is Maggie Coauette. There is a chance Crookston will go to state as a wild card team. The state meet is in Plymouth on March 8-9.

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The top 10 individuals earning trophies were: Nick Rautio of Bemidji Middle School; Will

Stromstad of Fertile Beltrami: Will Termont of Bemidji Middle School; Moses Son of Bemidji Middle School; Aidra Johnson of Kittson Central; Alexander DeClusin of Bemidji Middle School; Lucas Iverson of Fertile-Beltrami; Ethan Hanson of Kittson Central; Brandon Ristad of Kittson Central; and Grace Werner of Bemidji Middle School.

Students from Bemidji Middle School that competed in the Mathcounts Regional Math competition at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls on Friday, Feb. 8 Front, left to right: Nick Rautio, Moses Son, Will Termont, Grace Werner and coach Rebecca Rud; back row left to right Alexander DeClusin, August karvakko, Madeline Larson, and Hazel Olson. Submitted photo.
Students from Bemidji Middle School that competed in the Mathcounts Regional Math competition at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls on Friday, Feb. 8 Front, left to right: Nick Rautio, Moses Son, Will Termont, Grace Werner and coach Rebecca Rud; back row left to right Alexander DeClusin, August karvakko, Madeline Larson, and Hazel Olson. Submitted photo.

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