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      Students go head to head in math

      One-hundred-thirteen high school students from across the U.P. went head to head at NMU Saturday.It was the 4th Annual U.P. High School Math Challenge. The event is run by the university's math majors and faculty. Students competed as individuals and as teams in different events, normally for the quickest, correct answer. Organizers say the race for the right answer is meant to help make math exciting as well as competitive. This was the biggest Math Challenge yet. Nine schools competed this year; three of them for the first time. Among them is Iron Mountain High School. Iron Mountain Coach Renee Yake said that it's a fun and educational experience for both her and her four competing students."When my students and I came up today, we didn't really know what to expect, and now that we have gone through both the individual questions and team questions, we have a better feel for next year as to what is expected on the test, but they are having fun. They're having a lot of fun," said Yake.The top three individual scorers were:1. Daniel Gershenson, Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton Co, MI2. Maggie Wang, Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton Co, MI3. Noah Gershenson, Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton Co, MIThe top three performing teams were from:1. Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton Co, MI2. Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, Lake Linden-Hubbell School District, Houghton Co, MI3. Calumet High School, Public Schools of Calumet, Houghton Co, MI