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Valley team wins math contest
Area group led by Lehigh University professor tops 90 others nationwide.

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A group of high school students from the Lehigh Valley became national champs at the American Regions Mathematics League contest held Saturday at Penn State University.

The contest is held simultaneously at the University of Iowa and San Jose State University, and the Lehigh Valley team came in first out of 91 teams nationwide.

The previous best performance for the Lehigh Valley team, which has competed in the contest for 13 years, was last year when it came in 10th.

''We knew going in we were going to be in the top 10,'' team member Shiyang Cao said. ''We have been practicing hard and knew we got better.''

The other top teams were Chicago A and Phillips Exeter Red of New Hampshire, the most selective teams from their respective areas..

The contest has four parts, three of which involve teamwork. On the individual part, Parkland High School's Ameya Velingker was among 15 students in the country who correctly answered at least seven of eight questions.

The Lehigh Valley team consisted of students in ninth through 12th grade from the following high schools:

From Emmaus, Piotr Fidkowski and Adam Hallowell; Parkland, Velingker and Cao; Freedom, Vincent Roscioli and Zachary Pierpoint; Moravian Academy, Ranjan Rohatgi; Unionville, Chester County, Jason Trigg and Shaunak Kishore; Hazleton Area, Maria Monks; Radnor, Delaware County, Dan Schwartz; West Chester Henderson, Jason Bland and Jarey Wang; Methacton in Norristown, Daniel Huang; and Voorhees in New Jersey, Chad Nathanson.

The last eight students don't live in the Lehigh Valley, but traveled to the practices at Lehigh University led by math professor Don Davis, who has coached the team since 1993.

The Philadelphia area team was not able to field 15 members this year, so Davis opened the Lehigh Valley team to any student from that area willing to practice at Lehigh.

As a result, this year Davis sent two teams to the contest. The students named the teams Fire and Ice. Fire is the team that won, and Ice placed 46th.

The Lehigh Valley team was sponsored by the university, Keystone Consulting Engineers and the students' schools.

The contest has four parts, three of which involve teamwork.

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