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Thursday, October 27, 2022: Daily Digest

Math Team Makes Math Fun For Kids At Carnival!

Hundreds of young kids earlier this month attended Stevenson’s Math Carnival, a free event that aims to create fun and positive math experiences for third to fifth graders in the community.

The Carnival attracted more than 400 students along with parents and staff for a total of approximately 1,000 people engaging in math exercises, winning math bucks and earning prizes.

For a full photo gallery from the Carnival, please click here. To learn more about the event and the Math Team at Stevenson, please visit the math team’s website.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022: Daily Digest

Off To The Races: Math Team Wins First North Suburban Math League Competition Of The Year; Prepares For Math Carnival

It’s competition season again for the Stevenson Math Team, and last week, 43 Stevenson mathematicians traveled to Naperville North High School, where four of the top five schools in the state competed in the first of five North Suburban Math League competitions.

Stevenson won the site with 309 points and currently sits in first place among the 50-plus schools across the league. Perfect papers were written by: Freshmen Larry GeJonathan He and Richard Xu; Sophomores Audrey HongAaroh Tak and Mark Yang; Juniors Vedant Rathi and Keona Liu; and Senior Benjamin Chen. Sophomore Jaden Chen’s oral presentation on Linear Programming won top honors at the site, capturing 48 of a possible 50 points.

The Stevenson Math Team is now preparing for its next challenge: The Math Carnival, a free event that aims to create a fun and positive math experience for third to fifth graders in the community. Learn more about the event by visiting the Math Team’s webite.


Friday, May 13, 2022: Daily Digest

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 RenLillian YouAndrew LiuJoy QuKatherine LiBen ChenNathan 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 LiuGreycen RenJoy QuGabriel Visotsky and captain Spandan Goel totaled winnings over two years of $10,000 in scholarship money.

The Junior team of Aadit JunejaAayush KashyapNathan MaJack 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.


Friday, Feb. 25, 2022: Daily Digest

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 ChenAadit JunejaKatherine LiBrian ShenEvan Lin, and Nathan Ma; sophomores Angela GuoVidushi 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.


Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021: Daily Digest

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 ChenAudrey HongFaizaan SiddiqueAaroh Tak, and Lillian Wang, juniors Ben ChenAadit JunejaKatherine LiNathan 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 LiuJoy QuGreycen Ren, and Gabe VisotskyCollin Fan leads the junior team, “The Supermodel-ers,” with Jack ChenAadit JunejaAayush Kashyap, and Nathan Ma.

New members are invited to join in the New Year. Visit the Math Team’s separate website or e-mail Mr. Kim at pkim@d125.org for more details.


Monday, March 29, 2021: Daily Digest

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 LiuVedant RathiKevin Shen and Ethan Zhang tied for first individually and collectively won the Algebra 1 crown at the team event. Sophomores Benjamin ChenCollin FanAadit Juneja and Katherine Li also tied for first individually, and together, won the Geometry team event. Juniors Lillian YouAndrew 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 AlbertEric AndersonPaul KimAnna Renken and LouAnn Tollefson.


Congratulations Patriots!


April 15, 2021: Journals & Topics

Stevenson Students Advance To Finals In International Math Competition


April 23, 2021: FOX 32 Chicago

PRATHINAV MERNEEDI

April 10, 2020: The Chicago Tribune

Stevenson High School students named finalists, semi-finalists in national math competition

The team made up of Josh Tsai, Philena Liu, top row, from left, Brandon Lu, Praneet Rathi and Sai Merneedi, bottom row, from left, all juniors and seniors at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, has been named a finalist in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. The winner of the national competition is expected to be announced by April 27.
The team made up of Josh Tsai, Philena Liu, top row, from left, Brandon Lu, Praneet Rathi and Sai Merneedi, bottom row, from left, all juniors and seniors at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, has been named a finalist in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. The winner of the national competition is expected to be announced by April 27. (Adlai E. Stevenson High School / HANDOUT)
Eric Gan, Dylan Hu, top row, from left, Emily Lu, Radha Patel and Andrew Zhuang, bottom row, from left, all seniors at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, reached the semi-finals of the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. Another group of Stevenson students are finalists in the national competition and are awaiting the judging panel's decision.
Eric Gan, Dylan Hu, top row, from left, Emily Lu, Radha Patel and Andrew Zhuang, bottom row, from left, all seniors at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, reached the semi-finals of the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. Another group of Stevenson students are finalists in the national competition and are awaiting the judging panel’s decision. (Adlai E. Stevenson High School / HANDOUT)