High Schools Compete at UCC for Oregon State Math Invitational
Roseburg, Ore., Mar. 31, 2022 – More than 60 students representing seven high schools throughout Douglas County participated in a math competition at Umpqua Community College (UCC).
Top-placing participants qualified for the Oregon Invitational Math Tournament at Oregon State University, which is set to resume in May this year, following a two-year pandemic hiatus.
Held at UCC’s Danny Lang Event Center, the in-person event was one of the largest at the college since 2019. Statewide math events were canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.
The mathletes arrived on campus wearing green UCC T-shirts, and the competition kicked off with a warm welcome from President Rachel Pokrandt, followed by a 60-minute quiz, scavenger hunt, and lunch.
Results were tabulated, and an award ceremony recognized the winners.
Students in the top 12 percent students qualified across four category levels to compete at the Oregon Invitational Math Tournament.
Mason Amos, Camas Valley High School, 1st place, State qualifier
Sean Pakros, Elkton High School, 2nd place, State qualifier
Ayan Rao-Tiwari, South Umpqua High School, 3rd place, State qualifier
Greg Reedy, Days Creek High School, 1st place, State qualifier
Ian Clifton, Days Creek High School, 2nd place, State qualifier
Josh Ranger, Glide High School, 3rd place, State qualifier
Emma Vradenburg, Camas Valley High School, 1st place, State qualifier
Tiana Bernich-Gushwa, Sutherlin High School, 2nd place
Salina Herrera, Glide High School, 3rd place
Matthew Waugh, Roseburg High School, 1st place, State qualifier
Wyatt Geiger, Days Creek High School, 2nd place, State qualifier
Peter Sheppard, Glide High School, 3rd place, State qualifier
Brayden Aguayo, South Umpqua High School, 1st place
Anthony Casagrande, Camas Valley High School, 2nd place
Issac Chandler, Camas Valley High School, 3rd place
Congratulations to the high school senior students who placed either first or second in the Level 5 or 6 categories. They will receive the Paul and Lory Utz $750 UCC Scholarship.
Associate Professor, Mathematics