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Department of Mathematics

Math Day 1995 Results

The 8th Annual UNL Math Day was held on Thursday, November 9, 1995, at the UNL city campus Union.

The purpose of Math Day is to promote the mathematical sciences and UNL. It consists of two individual and two team mathematics competitions, information about majors and departments, career information and recreational mathematical activities. All students start with a multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top 50 students move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in 4-year scholarships to UNL. The scholarships are generously supported by the Gallup Organization. The first team competition is determined by averaging the top scores from each school on PROBE I. The second is a double elimination tournament pitting 3-member teams against each other. The team competitions are divided into smallest, small, medium and large school categories with trophies given to the top two teams in each. All the questions assume only two years high school algebra and one year geometry. However the answers to PROBE II questions require the creativity and originality that we expect from only the very best students.

Math Bowl Tournament

Class A

  1. Omaha Central: Shadii Bashir, Dakota Bailey, Jason Hoberman, David Penn, Craig Fuller
  2. Omaha North: Mindee Madgett, Nick Plendl, Madan Ramakrishnan, Michelle Raleigh, Charles Parks

Class B

  1. Seward: Ben Malin, Dan Owens, Bryan Hrnicek, Justin Tyree, Mindi McMann
  2. Grand Island Central Catholic: Zac Ahrens, Kelli Czarnick, John Kayl, Kevin Gomes, Julie Zuerlein

Class C

  1. Tecumseh: Brent Richard, Mark Amos, Andrew Bossung, Crystal Mahoney, Marshall Van Winkle
  2. Omaha Central Christian: Kevin Baba, Adam Patton, Angela Goldberg, Paul Gwilt, Lea Simons

Class D

  1. Nemaha Valley: Allen Klingsick, Kevin Damme, Julie Smith, Chrissy Scheer
  2. Wheatland: Tammy Heinemann, Draper Palu, Ben Polson, Phillip Regier, Dave Vapenik

PROBE I-Team Competition

(Maximum possible team score is 100; Team members listed for 1st and 2nd place.)

Class A

  1. Omaha North (88.8): Nick Plendl, Mindee Madgett, Vinod Yegneswaran, Madan Ramakrishnanmadan, Richard Lewis
  2. Creighton Prep (86.6): Jacob Glazeski, Steven Bayer, Thomas Ferrell, Ryan Fox, Arthur McGill
  3. Omaha Central (81.2)
  4. Lincoln East (78.8)
  5. Lincoln Pius X (77)

Class B

  1. Grand Island CC (70.25): Zachary Ahrens, John Kayl, Kelli Czarnick, Doug Fruchtl
  2. Seward (69.25): Ben Malin, Heidi McLaughlin, Daniel Owens, Dan Ellis
  3. Omaha Marian (66)
  4. McCook (65.5)
  5. Elkhorn (63.25)

Class C

  1. Elmwood-Murdock (66.67): Bryan Smith, Laura Smith, Monte Miller
  2. Sutton (65.33): Douglas Althouse, Jeff Jones, Brandie Ochsner
  3. Mt. Michael (65)
  4. Hebron (64.67)
  5. Tecumseh (64.33)

Class D

  1. Nemaha Valley (73.67): Curtis Bohling, Kevin Damme, Julie Smith
  2. Dorchester (68.33): Matt Burkey, Jamie Church, Shawn Larsen
  3. Deshler (61)
  4. St. Mary's O'Neill (60.33)
  5. St. Francis (57)

PROBE I-Individual Competition

Top 3 (school)

Mindee Madgett (Omaha North); Sheana Karre (Pius X); Jaclyn Kohles (Ralston)
Jacob Glazeski (Creighton Prep); Zack Lane (Lincoln Northeast); Nicholas Plendl (Omaha North)

PROBE II (Scholarship Competition)

Place Name School
1 Madan Ramakrishnan Omaha North
2 Nicholas Plendl Omaha North
3 Mindee Madgett Omaha North
4 Grigoriy Ginzburg Westside High
5 Samuel Achord Lincoln East
6 Frances Shefl St. Mary's
7 Shadii Bashir Omaha Central
7 Jacob Glazeski Creighton Prep
9 Jaclyn Kohles Ralston
10 Matt Burkey Dorchester