BRISTOL — The Newfound Math Team completed their competition in the Lakes Region Math League with a meet in Laconia on February 12. Newfound had an outstanding effort, equaling their highest point- total this season and taking first place among the ten teams in the division.
Overall, Newfound finished in a close second place for the Division Title, falling short of the eventual champion, Plymouth, by four points. To put it in perspective, the four points is equivalent to two questions over the entire season. The JV Math Team, comprised of only sophomores and freshmen, finished as the League champions in their Division, composed of seven schools around the Lakes Region.
A number of Newfound's Mathletes received post-season accolades. Joshua MacLean was recognized as the highest scoring freshmen in the entire Lakes Region Math League. Josh answered 34 out of 45 questions correct throughout the season. Megan Geldermann received an award for being the top scoring Senior in her Division. Junior Keegan Tracy earned a medal for the highest overall scorer in the Division ¨C outscoring over 100 competitors. Keegan correctly answered 78% of his questions throughout the year.
Newfound then competed in the 42nd Annual State Mathematics Contest which was held on March 18 at Plymouth State University. The Mathletes had an impressive day placing fourth out of seventeen schools in the State's Small Schools Division. David Gibson and Jacob Holton lead the Bears with 24 points each.
The Math Team will be in flux next year as they graduate nine Mathletes. They will be focusing on recruiting for another strong run in the League