posted November 23, 1999

Lampen Winners Announced

Teams and individual students took home honors following the 27th annual Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Contest and Conference, held at Hope College on Saturday, Nov. 20.

          The contest consists of a 30-question, multiple
  choice test administered in a 90-minute time span.  More
  than 100 students from 14 high schools participated.
          Winning teams in class A, B, C and D, and the
  overall top team, were determined by adding the scores of
  each school's top four individual scorers.  In addition,
  first- through 10th-place prizes were awarded to the top
  individual students.
          Williamston High School was recognized for the
  overall highest team total, in addition to being the top
  team in Class B.  Okemos High School was the top team in
  Class A, Shelby High School was the top team in Class C and
  Western Michigan Christian High School of Muskegon was the
  top team in Class D.
          Okemos High School had the second-highest team
  score overall in addition to placing first in Class A.  The
  Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center earned the third-
  highest overall team score.
          In the individual competition, Nick Southwick of
  Williamston High School won first place.  Wayland Ni of
  Okemos High School won second place.
          Tied for third place were Jeff Dean of the
  Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, and Shaili Jain of
  Okemos High School.  In a three-way tie for fifth place
  were:  Jeff Aristoff of the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science
  Center, Alex Geml of Williamston High School and Joel
  Louwsma of Holland Christian High School.
          Tied for eighth place were Karuna Dewan of the
  Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, and Mengmeng Yu of
  East Lansing High School.  Kurt Pyle of Zeeland High School
  won 10th place.
          Each of the four winning teams, the grand-prize
  team and all of the top-10 scorers received a framed
  certificate.  The top three students from each school also
  received a prize.
          While the students participated in the contest,
  their teachers attended a conference on campus.