Walsh/Pembina Counties MathCounts

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10:00 am – Walsh/Pembina Counties MathCounts Competition for Grades 6-8 at Walsh County Courthouse Farmers Room

  • Competition Series registration is now open. Schools should register online at Mathcounts Registration Link Note that schools need to be registered in order for students to be eligible to compete in the local, state and national MathCounts competitions. Early bird rates apply until November 3, 2018.
  • For a free copy of the 2017-2018 MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, please go to Math Counts Handbook.
  • We will send a local registration form and more details for our local competition in December.
  • For further information contact Lori Zahradka, Coordinator at 352-3705, ext. 415 or lori.zahradka@k12.nd.us.

Forty-four middle school students from the Walsh and Pembina County schools of Grafton, Minto, Park River Area, Cavalier and Valley-Edinburg competed in the Walsh-Pembina Counties MathCounts competition held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Walsh County Courthouse.

MathCounts is a national program designed to improve math skills among U.S. students. The program focuses on middle school students, who are at a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest and ability.

The top three Mathletes with the highest scores from Walsh County were: 1st Place, Josh Blanchard, son of Jeff and Dori Blanchard of Grafton; 2nd place, Konrad McCash, son of Kathlee McCash and John McCash of Grafton; and 3rd Place, Owen Zikmund, son of Tim and Jacqi Zikmund of Park River Area.

The top two teams with the highest scores from Walsh County were: 1st Place, Grafton Team, consisting of Josh Blanchard, Maison Kasprick, Kydyn Pastorek and Ty Moe, coached by Ms. Sandi Houdek; and Park River Area Team, consisting of Karson Blake, Sophia Markusen, Jonah Zikmund and Owen Zikmund, coached by Mr. Jonathan Berg.

Following competition, the students were treated to a pizza party through a generous donation from Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson.