A team of four MMI Preparatory School students placed third in all three categories in the annual Bloomsburg University Math Contest.
The team of Ali Aijaz, Anirban Chowdhury, Allison McGeehan and Nicholas Young placed third in Brain Teasers, Quiz Bowl and the Game of 24 card challenge. Ali Aijaz is the son of Fakhruddin and Dr. Naghma Aijaz, Mountaintop; Anirban Chowdhury is the son of Bhaskar and Saumitri Chowdhury, Hazle Township; Allison McGeehan is the daughter of Thomas and Sandra McGeehan, Drums; and Nicholas Young is the son of Christian and Nicole Young, Freeland.
Along with the Bloomsburg University Math Club, Bloomsburg University students and faculty from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics coordinate and run the all-day contest. The three competitions vary in difficulty and work off a foundation of geometry, trigonometry, algebra, logic and statistics.
The Bloomsburg University Math Contest has tripled in size over the past 16 years, peaking this fall with more than 300 students representing 24 high schools from across Northeast Pennsylvania.