On Saturday, March 19th, Mrs. Frey took three students from the Math Club to compete in a mathematics competition at Marywood University. At this competition, 92 students from high schools across Pennsylvania. The results of this competition are posted here. Students that scored a 25 or above are then invited to be a part of the Northeast Pennsylvania team that will compete in the American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) held at Penn State Main Campus on June 4, 2016.
Here’s how our students did:
Ryan Dang scored a 26 and ranked 9th (out of 92).
Nikki Krahulik scored a 20 and ranked 15th (out of 92).
Reed Stevenson scored a 18 and ranked 17th (out of 92).
Congratulations everyone on a job well done!
Everyone is getting excited as Penn Manor is gearing up for its first Mini-Thon! Mini-Thon is a small scale version of Penn State University’s THON, a fundraiser that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, supporting research to treat and cure pediatric cancer.
On Thursday, March 24th, the Math Department at PMHS held their own fundraiser for Mini-Thon which they have called “Stall Day”. On this last class before Easter, students were allowed to bring in as much loose change as they could muster which their teacher would count by hand before class began that day. While the teacher counted the coins that were brought in, the students would have a study hall time during which they could work on something academic or read. All the money would then go to the Four Diamonds Fund to fight pediatric cancer. In short, the more money the students brought in on Thursday, the longer they could stall class.
Well, the totals are in for Stall Day, and after a long day of counting, rolling, and unrolling coins and loose change, the students raised a total of…
We are so proud of our Penn Manor students and their families who have exceeded our expectations in showing such great generosity!
What a great day to be a Comet!
On February 2nd, our students were given the opportunity to participate in the AMC10/12 exams. These exams are part of a competition organized and run by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) nationwide. There are two exams, the AMC10 for freshman and sophomores and the AMC12 for juniors and seniors.
We are pleased to announce that the following students scored the highest in our district for each exam:
AMC 12 (Top 3):
Cecelia Minnick (12)……………..67.5
Emily Robb (12)…………………..64.5
Bennett Manning (12)……………63.0
AMC 10 (Top 3):
Josh Adams (10)…………………………………………………75.0
Alex Patterson(10), Chris Trussell (10), Nick Fafel (10)….73.5
Congratulations to you all for this accomplishment!