October 3, 2023
Century College students and Mathematics League Contest winners, from left, Jason Johnson, Yitian Li, Nathan Tonkinson, Tyler Carpenter and Matthew Johnson. (Century photo)

White Bear Lake, Minn. (December 8, 2010) – Three Century College mathematics students were among the top 15 scorers in the Central Region of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges’ Student Mathematics League Contest. The three students are Yitian Li of China, 4th in the Central Region; Nathan Tonkinson of Stacy, 11th in the Region, and Tyler Carpenter of Forest Lake, 15th in the Region.

The Century team scored second in the Central Region, and 45th in the nation. Nationwide, a total of 1,418 students from 191 schools participated.

In addition to the three top scorers, Century recently honored seven students who were among the top 10 scorers at Century. They are Eric Badger of Cottage Grove, Jason Johnson of Lino Lakes, Graham Odean of Shoreview, Sean Riley of Eyota, Kianoosh Ehtiatkar of Iran, Christopher Pepin of Stacy and Matthew Johnson of Hugo. Johnson was the highest-scoring student among those who have not yet taken calculus.

The Student Mathematics League consists of a series of two written competitions held each year at two-year colleges nationwide. Each contest consists of multiple choice questions that contestants must solve individually in 60 minutes. The problems are from areas such as intermediate and college algebra, geometry, probability, logic, number theory and trigonometry.