Winning School in the Brother Christian Jones Math Contest Announced

Seniors Matt Ruzich and Spencer Goss present the winning trophy to Marlboro Memorial.

After months of individual testing, Marlboro Memorial Middle School was crowned champion of the 2019-20 Brother Christian Jones Middle School Math Contest late last week.

Named after longtime CBA chief scheduler and math teacher, the contest concluded last Thursday at CBA, as 15 middle schools descended on the Academy for their final challenge: a one-hour, team based competition.

1 – Marlboro Memorial Middle
2 – Marlboro Middle
3 – WR Satz
4 – Manalapan Englishtown Middle
5 – Cranbury
6 – Forrestdale
7 – Oak Hill Academy
8 – Saint Leo the Great School
9 – St Thomas The Apostle School
10 – Ocean Township Intermediate
11 – St Mary
12 – St Joseph Grade School
13 – St Benedict
14 – Bayshore
15 – Thorne Middle

The final round featured a series of math-related and logic-based questioning to test depth, speed and accuracy. The final round also provides the middle school students with a familiarity for what to expect from high school level math competitions.

For 43 years, the Brother Christian Jones 8th Grade Math Contest was one of Monmouth and Ocean County’s premier elementary school challenges. A single day event, the contest—normally held on a Saturday—featured nearly 30 public and private elementary schools and a test designed specifically for the eighth grade level. That version of the contest ended in 2016, but this new version of the competition has been very successful over the last few years.

The contest is organized by math team moderator, Mr. Matt Reagan, with plenty of assistance from CBA students. Senior math team members Matthew Ruzich, John Incantalupo, Andy Manatos and Spencer Goss served as the lead design team for the competition.

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