Potsdam Central School students take top honors at 69th annual Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 11:21 am

POTSDAM -- A Potsdam Central School team won the 69th annual Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest April 17 at St. Lawrence University.

Teams from 10 area high schools, comprised by 45 students, participated in the contest. Potsdam placed first, Colton-Pierrepont second and Canton third.

The victory marks the fourth straight Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Cup for Potsdam.

The winning team included Chatham Borsh, Nathan Gingrich, Andrew Hou and Ben Miller.

For the second year in a row, the gold medal in individual competition went to Miller.

The highest-ranking members for each team were Joe Smith, Brasher Falls; E.J. Curtis, Canton; Kiernan Perry, Colton-Pierrepont; Sarah Yablonski, Gouverneur; Reilly Pierce, Heuvelton; Mary Young, Madrid-Waddington; Sarah Murphy, Massena; Jessica Fulk, Norwood-Norfolk; Miller, Potsdam, and Brandon Votra, St. Regis Falls.

The top 10 in individual competition were Miller, Potsdam; Gingrich, Potsdam; Hou, Potsdam; Borsh, Potsdam; Perry, Colton-Pierrepont; Young, Madrid-Waddington; Andrew Jenkins, Colton-Pierrepont; Curtis, Canton; Fulk, Norwood-Norfolk; and Noah Whalen, Colton-Pierrepont.

The Robert Cromie Scholarship, worth up to $5,000, is given to the top-ranking senior or an alternate that chooses to attend St. Lawrence University.

This year's top-ranking senior was Borsh. The two alternates were Curtis of and Fulk.

Scholarships to St. Lawrence are also awarded to the three top-ranked non-seniors, all of whom came from Potsdam this year. They were Miller, Gingrich and Hou in amounts up to $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.

The contest involves an individual examination and team challenge problems.

For more information visit www.stlawu.edu/news/mathcontest13.html.