Several Manistee area students had good showings at
Wednesday’s 26th Annual Mathcounts competition that was held
on the campus of West Shore Community College and sponsored
by engineers in Manistee and Mason counties.
A total of 208 middle school students from the Manistee and
Mason-Lake Oceana Intermediate School Districts schools took
part in the competition in three different categories.
Special awards went to the top 10 teams, individuals and the
top three students in the countdown.
“All the students that participated were given a scholarship
for one class at West Shore Community College that they can
use in the future,” said the Manistee Intermediate School
District’s Kay Salyer.
The Manistee Middle School team that was coached by Mike
Swanson tied for first place in the team division with a
team from the Ludington Area Public Schools O.J. DeJonge
Middle School that were coached by Kelly Chapman and Cinda
Whipple. Team members for the Manistee team included Taylor
Antal, Hannah Harland, Jessica Gustad and Annie Fuller.
Ludington’s team consisted of Spencer Hackert, Jacob Harris,
Garrett Hays, and Zac Schoon. Tying for third place with 33
point was Michele Warman's team from Onekama Consolidated
Schools. They were made up of Louise Barnard, Janique Berard,
Jarett Sovereign, and Jacinda Misico. They tied with a
Ludington Area Team from O.J. DeJonge Middle School.