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Carmel Wins Fourth Straight Rose-Hulman High School Math Title
November 14, 2012
Problem Solvers: High school seniors concentrate on solving the 20
challenging problems in this year's Rose-Hulman
Math Competition. Four seniors earned perfect
100-point scores this year.
High-school scholars from Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio showcased
their problem-solving skills to capture top individual, grade, and
school honors in this year's Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
High School Mathematics Competition,
conducted on November 10.
Now in its 47th year, Rose-Hulman's competition has become one
of the Midwest's largest academic contests, attracting 420 students
from 26 schools. Past individual award winners have featured
students recognized as Indiana's "Mr./Miss Math" and "Mr./Miss
Science," members of the USA Today All-USA High School Academic
Team, and members of the U.S. team in the International Mathematics
Students had one hour to complete 20 questions covering a wide
range of mathematics categories. The contest is unique because it
tests the skills of students in all four grade levels. Individual
and team honors were presented to freshmen, sophomores, juniors,
Carmel High School of Carmel, Indiana won the overall school
title for the fourth consecutive year. The school outscored rivals
Fishers High School of Fishers, Indiana; Terre Haute South of Terre
Haute, Indiana; Castle High School of Paradise, Indiana; and
Evansville's Signature School.
Seven students had perfect 100-point scores this year: Trevor
Clinkenbeard and Ben Sheff of Iowa City West High School, Alex
Barksdale of Terre Haute South, and Madeline Snipes of Fishers in
the senior division; Chanmin Kim of Illinois' Champaign Central
High School and David Liang of Carmel among juniors; and freshman
Amanda Li of Park Tudor School of Indianapolis.
Here is a breakdown of this year's class division
Seniors - Fishers was the class team champion, with Snipes,
Usama Kamran (second), Nathaniel Smith (second), and Victor
Gonsalves (third). Iowa City West was second, led by Clinkenbeard
and Sheff, along with Ji-Eun Choi (eighth) and Asya Bergal (10th).
Carmel was third with Vaibhav Vavilala (third), Willie Zhu (third),
and Jerry Xu (seventh). Tying for second were Shaan Erickson of
Signature School, Alek Jansen of Warsaw, Andy Mayo of Indianapolis'
Lutheran School, and Catherine Mytelka of Park Tudor.
Juniors - Carmel was tops in this grade division with top
finishes by Liang, Yushi Homma (second), Claudia Huang (fourth),
and Eric Langowski (eighth). Fishers was second, led by Joshua
Woodward (sixth), while Terre Haute South was third, with Ryan
Chung (fourth) and Krishan Kumar (sixth). Other top students were
Boyu He of Illinois' Urbana High School (third) and Jingyi Zhao of
Culver Academies (fourth).
|Overall Champions: Capturing first-place finishes in three
of the four grade divisions, Carmel High School won this year's
Rose-Hulman Math Competition for the fourth straight year.
Sophomores -- Carmel was the division team champion with members
Kevin Fei, Kevin Mi, and Alex Yu all tying for first, while Cynthia
Wu was fifth. Park Tudor was second, led by first-place efforts by
Nathan Mytelka and Julia Wang, along with Laurel Fink (third).
Terre Haute South was third, with Ben Brubaker tying for third.
Carmel alternate Chrishan Fernando tied for first and Joshua
Segaran was fourth. Other top finishers were George Theodorakis of
Fishers (second), Harry Manaligod of Iowa City West (fourth),
Thomas Ritz of Fishers (fourth), and Jiaying Wang of Culver
Freshmen -- Carmel was the team champion with members Miles Dai
(third), Simon Langowski (fourth), Ryan Juo, and Areya Loupta.
Terre Haute South was second, led by Tingyue Cui (fifth), and
Fishers was third, with Vance and Gabriel Paree-Huff (sixth). Other
top grade group finishers were Kai Trepka of Iowa City West (fifth)
and Ruofan Zhou of Culver Academies (sixth).
Special book prizes were presented to the top male and female
finishers among sophomores and freshmen. Receiving copies of "The
Art and Craft of Problem Solving" were Fei, Fernando, Mi, and Yu of
Carmel, along with Nathan Mytelka and Wang of Park Tudor. The
awards were presented in memory of Mary Rhein, a teacher who
coordinated the contest in West Chester, Ohio, for several years.
"An Episodic History of Mathematics" was awarded to Li and Vance in
memory of Sally Shonk, a former Vigo County (Indiana) teacher.
Other Indiana schools competing this year were Gary Roosevelt,
Lafayette Harrison, Milan, Muncie Central, Pendleton, South Bend
St. Joseph's, South Vermillion of Clinton, Terre Haute North, and
West Vigo of West Terre Haute.
The competition was organized by mathematics
professors John Rickert, Leanne Holder, and Joseph
Eichholz, with assistance from department secretary Michelle
Prather, and department chair Allen Broughton. Faculty members
assisting were Bill Butske, Sylvia Carlisle, Dave Goulet, Elton
Graves, William Green, Ralph Grimaldi, Diane Evans, Vincenzo Isaia,
John McSweeney, Eric Reyes, and Christina Selby. Providing helping
hands were members of the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society,
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Math Club, and other student
Information about this year's contest and results of past events