SMSD Students Shine in Math Day Competition

SMSD Students Shine in Math Day Competition
Shawnee Mission School District

Shawnee Mission high school math competitors have a lot to celebrate following a recent state competition. They earned numerous honors in a contest that drew more than 400 competitors from across Kansas.

Donald L. Bruyr Math Day was held this fall at Emporia State University. The event tested student math skills individually and in teams in algebra, geometry, and a “math scramble” category.

Maya Routh, a Shawnee Mission North senior, took first place in the Geometry individual competition. Christopher Ramsey, a Shawnee Mission Northwest senior, took second place.

Jill Johnson, Shawnee Mission North math teacher expressed her pride in the SM North math team. She shared that the team took time studying geometry and algebra tests released by Emporia State from previous years. The team is recruiting more team members as they get ready for Pittsburg State Math Relays coming in 2022.

Here is a look at recognitions received by Shawnee Mission School District students: 

In the Geometry Individual contest:

Maya Routh, Shawnee Mission North, 1st place.

Christopher Ramsey, Shawnee Mission Northwest, 2nd place.

Geometry Individual, In the top 50%:

Max Van Daalen, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Andrew Casey, Shawnee Mission West

Algebra Individual, In the top 50%:

Maya Routh, Shawnee Mission North

Jacob Mendoza, Shawnee Mission West

Abigail Butler, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Algebra Team contest:

In the top 50%:

William Delzeit, Nico Jurani, Jonah Gralapp, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Geometry Team contest:

In the top 50%:

Andrew Casey, Gunnar Noard, Samuel Knechtel, Shawnee Mission West

Math Scramble contest:

In the top 50%:

Kenna Heller, Abigail Butler, Chris Ramsey, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Shawnee Mission North students are sponsored by Jill Johnson. Shawnee Mission Northwest students are sponsored by Susan Nagel. Shawnee Mission West students are sponsored by Shelly Noard.