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Groton Area Student Qualifies for State MathCounts Competition
Groton Area Student Qualifies for State MathCounts Competition
Whitney Berner
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Northeastern South Dakota MathCounts Chapter Competition was held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Groton student, Gretchen Dinger, earned seventh place in the individual division. Gretchen Dinger was also one of  the top four individuals that were not on the top two teams. This means that she qualifies for the state competition. 

The individual winners were, front row from left: Nancy Yang, 1st place, George S. Mickelson Middle School; Albert Shore, 2nd place, George S. Mickelson Middle School; Sampada Nepal, 3rd place, George S. Mickelson Middle School; Vanessa An, 4th place, George S. Mickelson Middle School.

Back row from left: Alex Shore, 5th place, George S. Mickelson Middle School; Ernest Ting, 6th place, George S. Mickelson Middle School; Gretchen Dinger, 7th place, Groton Area Middle/High School; Cason Hellwig, 8th place, Roncalli Junior High School.

MathCounts is a nationwide coaching and competition program for middle school students that promotes excellence in mathematics. The state competition will be on Saturday, March 14 located in Pierre. 

CONGRATULATIONS, GRETCHEN!