The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors a grade school math contest for grades 3-8. Participating schools are sent three sets of contests to be taken in December, February, and April. Each set of contests consists of an eight-question (20 minute) individual test and a twenty-question (25 minute), five-person team test. A school's score is based on the top ten individual scores and the top two team scores. The results are mailed to ICTM, who compiles the scores and posts them on its website. GJHS has competed in this competition since the 2007-08 school year. Mrs. Corbus (8th), Mrs. McGuire (7th), and Mrs. Bauer (6th) are the GJHS Math Team sponsors.
The sixth grade math team recently competed in its third and final contest of the year. Scoring highest in the individual competition were Kinley Grove and Jesse Zhu, with 6 of 8 questions correct. The highest scoring team had 8 of 20 correct, and included Katie Campbell, Kinley Grove, Trystan McClain, Hudson Alstat, and Noah VonderHaar. The second place team had 7 of 20 correct, and included Kai Cantrill, Dustin Rehkemper, Ellie Schaufelberger, Nora Busby, and Abby Borwick. In its second math contest of the year, the highest scoring individual was Jesse Zhu, who answered 5 of 8 questions correctly. Carah Miller was the second highest scorer with 4 correct. In the team competition, the top score was 10 of 20 questions correct. The highest scoring team included Josh Ackerman, Lucas Field, Ashton Walker, and Jesse Zhu. In the sixth grade's first competition of the year, the highest scoring individuals were Marissa Lager and Katie Campbell, who each answered 5 of 8 questions correctly. Also scoring well were Jesse Zhu, Ashton Walker, Lucas Field, and Trystan McClain, who each answered 4 questions correctly. The highest scoring team was Joshua Ackerman, Jeremy Terwilliger, Grace Leonhard, Shayna Henderson, and Lucas Field, with 5 of 20 correct. Congratulations to the high scorers!
This February the seventh grade Math Team completed the second of three math contests for the school year. Greenville Junior High finished in 13th place out of nearly 50 participating schools statewide. For the team competition, scoring 8 out of 20 points, was the team consisting of Ainsley Olson, Ellyn Miller, Paige Mathias, Gavin Langel, and Andrew Lurkins. In second place, with a score of 7 out of 20 points, was the team consisting of Bailey Wilkerson, Kaydence Cook, Carter Snow, Owen Stephens, and Lilly Funneman. For the individual competition, top scorers were Bailey Wilkerson and Kaydence Cook with 6 out of 8 points, Kaydence Saboff and Owen Stephens with 5 out of 8 points, and Tia Slater, Ellyn Miller, Ainsley Olson, and Kaya Harnetiaux each with 4 out of 8 points. Congratulations to the team!
The eighth grade math team also competed recently in its second math contest of the year. The team of Ezekiel Dietz, Friedrich Peters, Wes Sussenbach, and Jordan Pierce receivd the highest score with 12 of 20 questions correct. Two teams tied for second place with 11/20 correct. One team included Mason Barnes, Nathan Grull, Jack Schaufelberger, and Quinton Cain, and the other included Sophie Borwick, Ella Mendenhall, Mia Emken, Brevan Summers, and Mason Vonder Haar. Several individuals answered 5 of 8 questions correct in the individual competition, including Sophie Borwick, Wes Sussenbach, Brevan Summers, Jack Schaufelberger, Friedrich Peters, Courtney Evans, and Jordan Pierce. In the 8th grade's first contest of the year, two teams tied for first place solving 11 out of 20 questions correctly. One team included Ezekiel Dietz, Friedrich Peters, Jordan Pierce, and Wes Sussenbach. The second team included Mason Barnes, Jack Schaufelberger, Isaac Turner, Nathan Grull, and Quinton Cain. In the individual competition, Sophie Borwick and Mia Emken tied for first place, answering 7 out of 8 questions correctly. Wes Sussenbach, Emma Siefken, and Courtney Evans tied for second place with 6 out of 8 questions correct. Congratulations to all team members!
Pictured below are the 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade Math Teams for the 2016-17 school year.