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Students Travel to Math Competitions

In late February, Upper School math teacher Melissa Khoo chaperoned 11 Seven Hills students at the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Seven Hills placed third in the state as compared to schools of comparable size. Strong performances by ninth-graders Jonathan Gai and Andrew Yang and sophomore Rajiv Raman qualified them for the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad later this month. Other students who participated in the competition include juniors Greg Kalin and Meg Yuan; senior Mary Grace Ramsay; sophomores Andrea Stancescu, Adam Chen, Kevin Wang, and Rohan Patil; and freshman Charlie Ringel.

Upper School math teacher David Brott also took 18 Upper School students to the 31st Annual Academic Competition in Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati on March 3. This competition involved groups of two to five students. Teams receive two sets of problems, which were solved using mathematical skills, concepts, and problem-solving strategies. Each team had a fixed amount of time to study each set, devise mathematical solutions, and prepare written statements for the judges. The panel of judges considered the efficiency, quality, and creativity of the solutions. Students enjoyed the team aspect of this competition and the emphasis on working together to solve interesting problems. All Seven Hills teams earned Superior and Excellent scores for their work. Students participating in the UC Math Bowl included seniors Curtis Sun, Nick Purple, Michael Barresi, Mary Grace Ramsay, Sarah Zhang, and Drew Miccoli; juniors Varshini Odayar, Susana Spooner, and Neda Tehrani; sophomores Rajiv Raman, Colin Curnow, James Sammarco, Jorge Amadeo-Muniz, Suraj Parikh, Andrea Stancescu, and Adam Chen; and freshmen Charlie Ringel and Catherine Kogan.