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Mathletes place third at UNL

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Fifty students competed at the 28th UNL Math Day. They competed against 98 other Nebraskan high schools on Thurs, Nov. 16.

Math Day is designed for students in grades 9-12 and for exceptional students in lower grades.

Scottsbluff placed 3rd in Class II Bowl Competition.

Each game consists in the bowl competition of 12 questions. Teams have 30 seconds to buzz in and answer; which each question worth 1 point.

The first team to respond correctly scores the point, and if that team answers incorrectly, the other team has a chance to answer.

If neither team answers correctly, the game moves on to the next question.

Scottsbluffs only losses were to the eventual state champion, Elkhorn South, and to the eventual runner-up, Elkhorn High.

In the PROBE (Problems Requiring Outstanding Effort) Competition, Scottsbluff tied for fourth with Grenta, at 54.8 points.

One student who has been competing all four year, Math Club President and Senior Taylor York had mixed emotions at the end result.

York said, “Getting third was disappointing, a lot of hardwork and effort, hours of practice and hundreds of questions. It took three years to obtain a trophy, which was a success, but still disappointing.”

The math club also participated math competitions at Doane University and Colorado State University earlier in the fall.

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Mathletes place third at UNL