KEYSER - Students in Grades 5-12 were selected by their schools to participate in Mineral County's Math Field Day, which was held on Dec. 18, 2018 at Potomac State College.

For the News Tribune
KEYSER - Students in Grades 5-12 were selected by their schools to participate in Mineral County’s Math Field Day, which was held on Dec. 18, 2018 at Potomac State College.
Fifth grade winners were: first place, Madison Swallow; second, Thomas Nash; and third, Owen Rotruck. All three are from Keyser Middle School. The first alternate, Brennen Townshend; and second alternate, Isaac Robinson are from Frankfort Middle School.
Sixth grade winners were: first place, Dean Shupe; second place, Kylee Saville; third place Conner Corwell. The first alternate was Kyra Tedrick and the second alternate was Quinn Mandell. All winners in this category were from Frankfort Middle School.
Seventh grade winners were: first place – Micah Thomson, second, Caleb Kerns; and third, Grace Scott all of whom attend Frankfort Middle School. The first alternate was Adyn Weaver from FMS; and the second alternate was Francis VanMeter from Keyser Middle.
Eighth grade winners included: first, Garrett Ferguson from FMS; second, Luke Duncan from FMS; and third, Nathan Lange from FMS. First alternate was Victoria Smith, and second alternate was Caden Youngblood. Both alternates were from Keyser Middle School.  
Ninth grade winners were: first, Jonathan Lewis; second, Brittan Gough; and third, Peyton Slider. The first, second and third place winners attend Frankfort High School. The first alternate was Eric Harvey; and second alternate was Jayden Delaney. Both alternates are from Keyser High School.
The top three winners in Grades 5-9 are eligible to participate in the Regional Math Field Day. The date of this event has yet to be determined. Alternates will be designated to take the place of any students who are unable to attend.
    The top ten county winners in the High School division (Grades 10-12) will also advance to the regional competition. These students include:  first, Alexandra Griffith – FHS; second, Ethan Clark – FHS; third, Kyle Breedlove – KHS; fourth, Orion Helmick - FHS; fifth, Ein Clark – FHS; sixth, Christian Cimaglia – FHS; seventh, Ashleigh Burgess – KHS; eighth, Matthew Watkins – FHS; ninth, Mason Belt – FHS; tenth, Bryan Gough – FHS. Alternates were as follows: first, Micah Lewis – FHS; second, Brian Liller – KHS; third, Kate Linthicum – FHS; fourth, Reagan Kitzmiller – KHS; and fifth, Symphony Barbera – KHS.
County math teachers administering tests and activities included: Sarah Malone, Amy Rice, Angela Shanholtz, Kirsten Denne, Amy Cowgill, Wayne Rice, and Eric Miller.
Matthew Whittacre, math teacher at Keyser Middle School, trained and supervised the scorers who were from Frankfort High and Keyser High Schools. They were: Chaysie Barnes, Auston Braithwaite, Kaitlyn Crist, Shelby Evans, Kylee McGuire, McKenna Myers, Dyllan See and Alyssa Wilson.
The program was coordinated by Kelli Wilson, assistant director of curriculum and instruction for Mineral County Schools.