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13 Feb 2023 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

MATHCOUNTS 2023   Organized by: Ozark Chapter - MSPE         

Held on Saturday February 4, 2023 at Drury University in Springfield, MO

There were ten (10) schools who participated, with a total of 66 students competing! Several area engineers volunteered throughout the day to help make this event possible.

MATHCOUNTSis a nationwide program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students. Sponsors help encourage middle school students, who are at a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest and ability. This year was MATHCOUNTS’s 40th anniversary.

Participating Schools and Coaches:

Cherokee Middle School, Springfield, MO  Angela Starns
Hickory Hills Middle School Heather Killian and Brittany Kiser
Immaculate Conception School, Springfield, MO Lindsay Wright
Nixa Junior High School, Nixa, MO     Elizabeth Tiller
Ozark Junior High School, Ozark, MO Katherine Morrison
Pleasant View Middle School, Springfield, MO John Vassilaros
Republic Middle School, Republic, MO

Brandon Riffe

Scholars at Central High School, Springfield, MO Audra Uzzell and Denise Vinton
St. Agnes School, Springfield, MO Cam Branson
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Matthew Hillwick


A total of 20 students from the Ozark Chapter qualified for the State MSPE competition in March at University of Missouri Science & Technology in Rolla, MO (the top two teams and the top 12 individuals not on a team qualified to go to state).  Seven (7) schools will be sending students to the State competition: Scholars at Central High School, Hickory Hills Middle School, Republic Middle School, Nixa Junior High School, Ozark Junior High, St. Agnes Elementary, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School.

Trophies were presented to the top ten individuals and the top four teams along with their team coach, and Drury awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the top scoring individual.  All students and coaches received a certificate, t-shirt, and goodie-bag. Dr. Kevin Hopkins gave a math-based presentation to several of the students during the Team Round.

The Ozark Chapter of MSPE received major funding from Springfield 3M

and use of Drury University facilities at no charge.

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