2003 Colorado Mathematics Awards


AMC 8   |   MATHCOUNTS   |   AMC 10   |   AMC 12   |   USAMO
Contest in Modeling   |   Putnam Competition


Download the award ceremony program.

Fifty-nine outstanding mathematics students and 39 teachers from junior and senior high schools and colleges and universities in Colorado were recognized at a reception on May 15 at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver.

Dr. James Loats, Denver Public Schools math specialist, was the featured speaker. More than 170 people attended the gala event.

The ceremony also honored Professor Hugh King, Colorado School of Mines, who received the Burton W. Jones Distinguished Teaching Award from the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Financial contributors were American Mathematics Competitions, CH2M Hill, Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Prentice Hall Inc., and the Professional Engineers of Colorado. McKnight Jewelry of Durango engraved the plaques, and the Governor's Office arranged for signed certificates and letters of congratulation from Governor Bill Owens.

American Mathematics Contest 8

This 40-minute, 25-question multiple-choice contest is given in school on the Tuesday the week before Thanksgiving. Students in 8th grade and below are eligible. In 2002 more than 157,000 students from over 2300 schools nationwide participated in the AMC 8. More than 1,700 Colorado students from 31 schools participated in 2002.

Top Colorado Individual Winners (and Coaches)

(1) Charlie Stoddard
(6th grader)
Steamboat Springs MSSteamboat Springs(Christine Lande)
(2) Jake BouriciusSouthern Hills MSBoulder (Denise Pearman)
(2) Tiffany ChanChallenge SchoolDenver (Rich Morrow)
(2) Samuel GallerSummit MSBoulder(Ingrid Fotino)
(2) Justin KunstmanSouthern Hills MSBoulder (Denise Pearman)
(2) Marissa LattaChallenge SchoolDenver (Rich Morrow)
(2) Suzanne NgoLaredo MSAurora(Nicole Shofner)
(2) Kevin PorterLaredo MSAurora(Nicole Shofner)

Honorable Mention (and Coaches)

Abraham BeckerSouthern Hills MSBoulder(Denise Pearman)
Michael HurdEast MSGrand Junction(Larry Allison)
Loren McGinnisD'Evelyn Jr-Sr HSGolden (Christine LeBlanc)
Jesse MorseRicks CenterDenver(Sharon Butz)
Timothy NguyenSummit MSBoulder(Ingrid Fotino)
Christopher WilsonCampus MSEnglewood(Rhonda Naylor)

MATHCOUNTS

MATHCOUNTS is an afterschool program for 7th and 8th graders which leads to a series of competitions at the school, chapter, state, and national levels. The top four students at the state competition represent their state at the national competition. Competitions last approximately three hours and consist of five rounds involving a combination of individual and team, written and oral problem solving activities. Teams of four students from 148 Colorado schools competed in 2001-2002.

First Place Colorado Team

Marshall Carpenter, Thomas Davids, Ben Kuelthau, Charlie Wilcox, Summit Middle School, Boulder (Greta Frohbieter).

Ms. Frohbieter coached the Colorado MATHCOUNTS team (listed below) at the national competition.

Top Colorado Individual Winners (and Coaches)

(1) Marshall CarpenterSummit MSBoulder(Greta Frohbieter)
(2) Jesse MorseRicks CenterDenver(Sharon Butz)
(3) Ben KurtzManning SchoolGolden(Cathy Goodnow)
(4) Tyler BeebeCresthill MSHighlands Ranch(Kevin Larsen)

Honorable Mention (and Coaches)

Olivia BishopTimberview MSColo Springs(Carol Kramer)
Cameron BrownManning SchoolGolden(Cathy Goodnow)
Sam ElderBoltz JHSFort Collins(Sue Everett)
Jia Hao HuCresthill MSHighlands Ranch(Kevin Larsen)
Eric RobinsonD'Evelyn Jr-Sr HSGolden (Christine LeBlanc)
Charlie WilcoxSummit MSBoulder(Greta Frohbieter)

American Mathematics Contest 10

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are 75-minute, 25-question multiple-choice contests that contain approximately 12 common problems and are given simultaneously in school on the Tuesday before the Presidents’ Day holiday. Students in grades 10 and below are eligible for AMC 10, and students in grade 12 and below are eligible for AMC 12. In 2003 more than 242,000 students from more than 4,400 schools nationwide participated in the AMC 10 and AMC 12. More than 2,300 Colorado students from 47 schools participated.

AMC 10—Top Colorado Individual Winners (and Coaches)

(1) Mark HeimThompson Valley HSLoveland(Lanny Hass)
(2) Sara SheehanSouth HSPueblo (Patrick Mara)
(3) Matthew CapronHeritage HSLittleton(Bryan Skarda)
(3) Brian ShourdColumbine HSLittleton(Leslie Layman)

AMC 10—Honorable Mention (and Coaches)

Annie AnOverland HSAurora(Laura Bennett)
Matthew ClineSmoky Hill HSAurora(Steve Cavnar)
Paul ForniaCampus MSEnglewood(Rhonda Naylor)
William ReynoldsCherry Creek HSEnglewood(Mike Nutter)
Marguerite ThorpCherry Creek HSEnglewood(Mike Nutter)
Claire RoscowD'Evelyn Jr-Sr HSGolden(Rhonda Jacobson)

American Mathematics Contest 12

AMC 12—Top Colorado Individual Winners (and Coaches)

(1) SeHyoun Ahn
(10th grader)
Boulder HSBoulder(Melissa Warfield)
(2) Yiming WangBoulder HSBoulder (Melissa Warfield)
(3) Ryan InmanWilliam J. Palmer HSColo Springs (David Sawtelle)

AMC 12—First Place Colorado Team (and Coach)

SeHyoun Ahn, Jonathan Beall, Nicolai Schlag, Boulder HS, Boulder (Melissa Warfield)

AMC 12—Honorable Mention (and Coaches)

Steven BilesWilliam J. Palmer HS Colo Springs(David Sawtelle)
Shelby BlessingRocky Mountain HSFort Collins (Diana Martin)
Po Yin HuangCherry Creek HSEnglewood(Mike Nutter)
Adam KamletKent Denver SchoolEnglewood(Darryl Stafford)
Scott PotterPoudre HSFort Collins(Jeff Davis)
Michael RodgersFairview HSBoulder(Carla Berley)
Conner RogersD'Evelyn Jr-Sr HSGolden(Rhonda Jacobson)
Andrew ScaccoSmoky Hill HSAurora(Steve Cavnar)
Samuel StrombergGeorge Washington HSDenver (Stephen Lacks)

USA Mathematical Olympiad

Only 250 students nationwide qualified for this 9-hour, 6-question written examination held in April. Four of these students were from Colorado.

Qualifying Students for the USAMO (and Coaches)

SeHyoun AhnBoulder HSBoulder(Melissa Warfield)
Bryce HerdtMitchell HSColo Springs(Eric McNeill)
Conner RogersD'Evelyn Jr-Sr HSGolden (Rhonda Jacobson)
Andrew ScaccoSmoky Hill HSAurora (Steve Cavnar)

High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling is a team contest. The Mathematical Association of America is one of the sponsoring organizations. Each team of up to four students works in November during a 36-hour period using applied mathematics to solve their choice of one of two real-world problems. In 2002, 349 teams from 84 schools submitted solutions; two teams from two Colorado schools participated.

Top Colorado Team (and Coach)—Outstanding Ranking

Benny Goldberg, Taylor McLemore, Brendan Schwartz, Goldberg Home School, Boulder (David Goldberg)

Outstanding is the highest level of award possible; only 10 teams out of 349 nationwide achieved it.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is a team contest for undergraduates. The Mathematical Association of America is one of the sponsoring organizations. Each team of three students works in mid-February from midnight on a Thursday until 5 p.m. the following Monday, using applied mathematics to solve their choice of one of three real-world problems. In 2003, 638 teams from nine countries submitted solutions; 11 teams from seven Colorado colleges and universities participated.

Top Colorado Team (and Coach)—Outstanding Ranking

Darin Gillis, David Lindstone, Aaron Windfield, University of Colorado, Boulder (Prof. Anne Dougherty)

Outstanding is the highest level of award possible; only 16 teams out of 638 worldwide achieved it.

William Lowell Putnam
Mathematical Competition

This competition is a collegiate examination sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. This exam is a 6-hour, 12-question essay examination given on campus on the first Saturday in December. All undergraduates are eligible. In 2002 more than 3,300 students from more than 470 institutions participated. Students from ten Colorado colleges and universities participated.

Top Colorado Individual Winners (and Coaches)

(1) John BatchelderColorado State UniversityFort Collins (Prof. Alexander Huelpke)
(2) Manfred GeorgColorado State UniversityFort Collins (Prof. Alexander Hulpke)
(3) Travis KingColorado State UniversityFort Collins (Prof. Alexander Hulpke)

First Place Colorado Team (and Coach)

John Batchelder, Manfred Georg, Travis King, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins (Prof. Alexander Huelpke)

The Colorado State University team placed 12th out of 376 teams nationally.



Return to home page