The Ottawa Hills Junior High MathCounts team placed third out of eighteen teams on Saturday, January 29 in Nitschke Hall at the University of Toledo. The competition was fierce as the scores of the top three teams were within one point of each other. Coached by math teacher Diane Drabek, the team consists of Warren Goik (6th grade), Sam Lathrop (7th grade), Oliver Smirnov (7th grade), and Ishan Khare (7th grade). Ishan Khare placed first in the countdown round and took third place in the written round. Also to note in the written round, out of 154 total students, Warren Goik placed 22nd, Oliver Smirnov placed 30, Veronica Eichbauer placed 35th, and Keefer McClure placed 36th.
Ishan will advance to the state competition in Columbus on March 12. Congratulations to Ishan and the team. Many thanks to junior/senior high math teacher Diane Drabek and sixth-grade math teacher Heidi Morris for assisting the team.