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School of Mines hosts math contest for middle and high school students

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Classes may be done for the summer at the School of Mines, but on Monday the campus was filled with students.    

As part of the 63rd annual West River Math Contest about 400 hundred middle and high school students gathered at the School of Mines to take math exams. The tests cover algebra, geometry and advanced math. Organizers say it's important to celebrate students' academic accomplishments.    

"In sports you have sporting events, lots of people show up for that. For academics that's not as much the case so we like to be able to promote excellence amongst education as well," said Kyle Riley, department head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the School of Mines.

The winners of the contest were Isaac Kortemeyer from St. Thomas More for Algebra I, Ciara Duffy from St. Thomas More for Geometry, Jarod Keene from Stevens High School for Algebra II, and the winner of the Advanced Math category was Marilyn Wells from Stevens High School.

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