Thursday, April 4, 2013

Math Olympiad

From MHS Math Club Advisor, Mr. Jarboe:
On March 14, 2013 the Milton High School Math Club hosted the first ever MHS Math Olympiad. The competition enabled all MHS students the opportunity to experience a competitive math meet similar to the events the Math Club competes in every month.  Overall the event was a success as one hundred students participated.
Questions in the competition ranged from algebra to trigonometry. Students competed in teams of five as they completed a series of quizzes that tested their math acumen as well as their problem solving skills. The junior and senior students competed in teams to earn the coveted GOLDEN CALCULATOR where as the sophomore and freshman students were striving to win the SILVER PROTRACTOR.
At the conclusion of the day, the event was decided by one point! The team champions in the 11th and 12th grade division were seniors Molly Devlin, Ellen Chow, Mona Yuan, Amanda Liberty, and Aria Perkins. The 9th and 10th grade champions were tenth graders Aman Negassi, Albert Enyeti, Alden Hebard, Harry Kong, and 9th grader Calvin Luong. The individuals with the highest scores (by grade) were 12th grader Anton Libsch, 11th grader Michael Riciutti, 10th grader Albert Enyeti, and 9th grader Liam Halloran. 
The Milton High School Math Club is in its first year of existence. We look forward to a great second year of competition in the Southern Massachusetts Math League next school year. All students are welcome to join as long as they love math!