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Back-To-Back, Baby! Math Team Wins Second Straight State Title!
The wins piled up all season long for Stevenson’s Math Team. Now, the state championships are starting to do the same.
At the Illinois Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest last week, Stevenson successfully defended its title from last year to record BACK-TO-BACK state championships! The Patriots also finished in first place in the Modeling the Future competition.
Stevenson defeated second-place Whitney Young, 908-885 as two Stevenson grade levels finished in first place for their class. The Freshmen finished as the top mathematicians in the state, led by Jaden Chen, who won first-place honors individually. The sophomores also finished first in state with Angela Guo and Vedant Rathi tied for first place individually. The Juniors finished second in state with Katherine Li winning first-place honors individually. And the Seniors finished in third place as a class, with top-scoring Andrew Liu finishing in seventh place in the state. Among other state champions was the 8-person team comprised of Greycen Ren, Lillian You, Andrew Liu, Joy Qu, Katherine Li, Ben Chen, Nathan Ma, and Aayush Kashyap.
Stevenson Math Modeling teams also ended their seasons on a high note. Both teams captured $5,000 in scholarships in the M3Challenge.
The Senior team of Andrew Liu, Greycen Ren, Joy Qu, Gabriel Visotsky and captain Spandan Goel totaled winnings over two years of $10,000 in scholarship money.
The Junior team of Aadit Juneja, Aayush Kashyap, Nathan Ma, Jack Chen, and captain Collin Fan came away with the top prize in the Modeling the Future Challenge for their paper analyzing homicide rates in Chicago. Together with their M3Challenge winnings, this group has won $30,000 in scholarship money for their work this year.
Math Team Once Again Crushing The Numbers And The Competition
Once again, it all adds up for Stevenson’s Math Team! The Patriots recently completed the fourth of five rounds in the North Suburban Math League (NSML) and once again, they won in decisive fashion with a score of 322 out of a possible 350 points. Now with a total of 1,197 points over four rounds, Stevenson expands its first-place lead across the entire league of more than 50 schools. Second-place Whitney Young has 1,138 points. Perfect papers were submitted by juniors Ben Chen, Aadit Juneja, Katherine Li, Brian Shen, Evan Lin, and Nathan Ma; sophomores Angela Guo, Vidushi Gupta, and Vedant Rathi; and freshmen Faizaan Siddique and Aaroh Tak.
In national math news, thirty-two Stevenson Math Team students participated in the American Invitational Mathematics Exam last week. This selective 15-question, three-hour test is given only to the top 5 percent of performers on the American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC12) and the top 2.5 percent of performers on the American Mathematics Competition 10 (AMC10). These thirty-two students are hoping to be among the roughly 250 students that are invited to take the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad test in late March.
Math Team Wins Conference Competitions; Advances To Semifinals Of National Competition
The Stevenson Math Team traveled to Deerfield High School recently to compete in the third of five rounds in the North Suburban Math League (NSML). The Patriots won in decisive fashion with a total score of 300 points. Deerfield placed second with 156 points and Glenbrook South was in third with 155 points. Now with a total of 875 points over three rounds, Stevenson expands its first-place lead across the entire league of more than 50 schools. Second-place Whitney Young has 837 points. Perfect papers were submitted by freshmen Jaden Chen, Audrey Hong, Faizaan Siddique, Aaroh Tak, and Lillian Wang, juniors Ben Chen, Aadit Juneja, Katherine Li, Nathan Ma, and Andrey Vlasov and senior Lillian You.
Meanwhile, both of Stevenson’s Math Modeling teams have advanced as semifinalists in the 2021-2022 Modeling the Future Challenge. In this national competition, teams propose mathematically-motivated solutions to world problems. Finalists will be announced in March with top teams winning up to $25,000 in scholarship money. Spandan Goel leads the senior team, “Grilled Brains LLC,” with Andrew Liu, Joy Qu, Greycen Ren, and Gabe Visotsky. Collin Fan leads the junior team, “The Supermodel-ers,” with Jack Chen, Aadit Juneja, Aayush Kashyap, and Nathan Ma.
Stevenson Math Team Takes First in State Championship
The Stevenson High School Math Team completed the triple crown by winning the national Math Madness competition, the regional North Suburban Math League competition and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest.
Stevenson finished first in the Class 4AA Division at the virtual ICTM state competition. In a tremendous showing, SHS won first or second place in each of the seven events en route to defeating second place Naperville North, 882-826.
Several students captured individual state titles. Freshmen Keona Liu, Vedant Rathi, Kevin Shen and Ethan Zhang tied for first individually and collectively won the Algebra 1 crown at the team event. Sophomores Benjamin Chen, Collin Fan, Aadit Juneja and Katherine Li also tied for first individually, and together, won the Geometry team event. Juniors Lillian You, Andrew Liu, and Greycen Ren finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Algebra 2, alongside seniors James Kim and Praneet Rathi who finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Pre-Calculus.
The Stevenson Math Team coaches are Maureen Albert, Eric Anderson, Paul Kim, Anna Renken and LouAnn Tollefson.