HARRISBURG – Mechanicsburg Area High School finished first in the annual mathematics contest at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, with a Lower Dauphin Area High School student earning the individual first-place award.
The 21 high school teams in the recent competition were linked through interactive video at HACC’s Harrisburg, Lancaster and York campuses.
Individual awards were given to the top 10 students with the highest scores.
In first place was junior Ted Meador of Lower Dauphin Area High School. Luke Bent, a junior at Harrisburg Academy, took second place. Coming in third was junior Corey Smithmyer of Mechanicsburg Area High School, who placed third in last year’s competition.
The remaining top 10 finishers and their high schools were: Patrick Yang, a sophomore from Camp Hill; Bryan Yoder, a senior from Hempfield; Chris Spicer, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg Area; Charles Hansen, a junior from Mechanicsburg Area; Saarang Deshpande, a junior from Manheim Township; Vincent Duong, a senior from Harrisburg Academy; and Brian Chung, a senior from Cumberland Valley.
The students completed a series of mathematical problems coordinated by HACC’s math faculty. They had to calculate answers working as a team, individually and in relays. This is the 22nd year for the contest.