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Carmel Wins Third Straight Rose-Hulman High School Math Title
November 13, 2011
Familiar names once again 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 12.
Now in its 46th year, Rose-Hulman's competition is a 20-problem,
one-hour exam that has become one of the Midwest's largest academic
contests. 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 and seniors.
Carmel High School won the overall school title for the third
consecutive year. The school outscored rivals Terre Haute
South, Castle from Newburgh, Ind., and Evansville's Signature
School for the top spot in a competition attracting 23 schools and
approximately 440 students from Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.
Five students had perfect 100-point scores this year: Lyndon Ji
of Carmel and Shi-Ke Xue of Iowa City West, in the senior division;
and Yushi Homma, David Liang and Eric Langowski of Carmel and Mark
Sellke of Lafayette Harrison, in the sophomore division. Ji
was a class division champion with a perfect score for the fourth
Here is a breakdown of this year's class division
Seniors -- Carmel was the class team champion, with members
Terry Ming (fourth), Youkow Homma (fifth), Willie Zhu (fifth) and
Ji. Iowa City West was second, led by Xue and Patrick Tierney
(sixth). Terre Haute South was third with Nick Posey (third)
and Michael Mardini (sixth). Rebecca Chen of Park Tudor and
Marissa Stephens of Indianapolis North Central tied for second
Juniors -- Iowa City West was tops in this grade division with
top finishes by Chaein Jung (second), Ji-Eun Choy (sixth), Jiahang
Zou (eighth) and Asya Bergal (12th). Fishers was second, led
by Nate Smith of Fishes (fourth), while Park Tudor was third, led
by Dan Fu of Park Tudor (third). Likith Govindaiah of
Champaign Central was the individual champion. Other top
students were, Nicholas Wawrykow of South Bend St. Joseph's
(fourth), Andy Mayo of Indianapolis Lutheran (fourth) and Neil
Jairath of Castle (fourth).
Sophomores -- Carmel was the division team champion with members
Patrick Tan (second), Charles Liang (fifth), Homma and David
Liang. Fishers was second, led by Josh Woodward (sixth) and
Sheila Han (seventh). The Culver Academies was third with
Jing Wen Liao (third) and Yin Xiao Wang (sixth). Langowski
was an alternate participate for the Carmel team. Ryan Chung
of Terre Haute South was fourth. Homma, Langowski, David
Liang, Liao and Sellke received book prizes for being the top
sophomore male and female students -- honors given in memory of
Mary Rhein, a teacher who coordinated the contest in West Chester,
Ohio, for several years.
Freshmen -- Carmel was the division team champion with members
Alex Yu (second), Kevin Fei (fourth), Joshua Segaran (fifth) and
Chrishan Fernando (ninth). Park Tudor was second, led by
first-place winner Nathan Mytelka and Julia Wang (seventh).
The Culver Academies was third, with George Ye (sixth) and Junyi
Dai (10th). Mytelka and Wang received book prizes for having
the top freshman male and female students -- recognition provided
in memory of Sally Shonk, a former Vigo County (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Other schools competing were Castle, Champaign Central
(Illinois), Covenant Christian, Lutheran, North Central
(Indianapolis), Park Tudor (Indianapolis), South Bend St. Joseph's,
South Vermillion, Terre Haute North, Urbana (Illinois), Warsaw,
West Lafayette and West Vigo. Students from Vigo County's
Honey Creek Middle School also participated but were ineligible for
team or individual honors.
Rose-Hulman's mathematics competition is organized by professor
John Rickert with assistance from department secretary Michelle
Prather and department chair Allen Broughton. Faculty members
assisting were Leanne Holder, Ralph Grimaldi, Diane Evans, Vincenzo
Isaia, Joseph Eichholz, Mark Inlow and Zhixu Su. Providing
helping hands were members of the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor
society, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Math Club and other
Information about this year's contest and results of past events
can be obtained at www.rose-hulman.edu/%7Erickert/NovContest/.
More photos are available on the Rose-Hulman's Facebook page at
46rd Annual Rose-Hulman Mathematics Contest
Saturday, November 12, 2011
at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Overall Team Scores: 1. Carmel, 1,299; 2. Terre Haute South, 1,034;
3. Castle, 844; 4. Signature School, 822
||Senior Division Winners: Lyndon Ji of Carmel High School
and Shi-Ke Xue of Iowa City West High School posted 100-point
scores to top the senior division in this year's competition.
They are congratulated by Allen Broughton (left), Department of
Mathematics chair, and Leanne Holder (right), assistant professor
Senior Team Scores: 1. Carmel, 353; 2. Iowa City West, 305; 3.
Terre Haute South, 273
Senior Individual Scores: 1. Lyndon Ji, Carmel, 100; 1. Shi-Ke Xue,
Iowa City West, 100; 2. Rebecca Chen, Park Tudor, 94; 2. Marissa
Stephens, Indianapolis North Central, 94; 3. Nick Posey, Terre
Haute South, 90; 4. Terry Ming, Carmel, 89; 5. Youkow Homma,
Carmel, 82; 5. Willie Zhu, Carmel, 82; 6. Ryan Benshoof, Fishers,
76; 6. Michael Mardini, Terre Haute South, 76; 6. Patrick Tierney,
Iowa City West, 76; 7. Ben Sheff, Iowa City West, 73; 8. Xi Lu,
Urbana, 71; 9. Tommy Dauer, Castle, 70; 9. Jae Lee, Hamilton
Southeastern, 70; 9. Udit Vyas, Castle, 70; 10. Catelyn Blanke,
Castle, 69; 10. Andrea Linn, Culver Academies, 69; 11. Austin
Willis, Hamilton Southeastern, 67; 12. Aixin Chen, Zionsville,
||Junior Division Champion: Likith Govindaiah (center) of
Champaign Central High School is congratulated by Allen Broughton
(left), Department of Mathematics chair, and Joseph Eichholz
(right), assistant professor of mathematics, for placing first in
the junior class division.
Junior Team Scores: 1. Iowa City West, 308; 2. Fishers, 298; 3.
Park Tudor, 288
Junior Individual Scores: 1. Likith Govindaiah, Champaign
Central, 95; 2. Chaein Jung, Iowa City
West, 89; 3. Dan Fu, Park Tudor, 85; 4. Nicholas Wawrykow, South
Bend St. Joseph's, 84; 4. Nate Smith, Fishers, 84; 4. Andy Mayo,
Lutheran, 84; 4. Neil Jairath, Castle, 84; 5. Alex Barksdale, Terre
Haute South, 82; 6. Madeline Snipes, Fishers, 79; 6. Ji-Eun Choy,
Iowa City West, 79; 7. Scott An, Hamilton Southeastern, 77; 8.
Jiahang Zou, Iowa City West, 76; 8. Henry Stadler, Terre Haute
South, 76; 8. Jack Chen, Park Tudor, 76; 9. Brian Campbell-Deem,
Urbana, 75; 10. Jerry Xu, Carmel, 73; 10. David Wintermeyer,
Indianapolis North Central, 73; 10. Anne Leonhard, Hamilton
Southeastern, 73; 10. Catherine Mytelka, Park Tudor, 73; 10. Usama
Kamran, Fishers, 73; 10. Shaan Erickson, Signature School, 73; 11.
Melinda Song, Carmel, 72; 11. Deborah Lee, Terre Haute South, 72;
11. Alek Jansen, Warsaw, 72; 12. Nick Miller, Castle, 64; 12. Xue
Chen Li, Culver Academies, 64; 12. Nathaniel Gruzinski, Castle, 64;
12. Asya Bergal, Iowa City West, 64.
||Sophomore Division Winners: Four sophomores posted perfect
100-point scores in this year's Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
High School Math Competition. Allen Broughton (left),
Department of Mathematics chair, and Mark Inlow (right), associate
professor of mathematics, congratulated the division champions
(from left) Eric Langowski of Carmel High School, David Liang of
Carmel High School, Mark Sellke of Lafayette Harrison High School
and Yushi Homma of Carmel High School.
Sophomore Team Scores: 1. Carmel, 377; 2. Fishers, 261; 3.
Culver Academies, 257
Sophomore Individual Scores: 1. Yushi Homma, Carmel, 100; 1.
Mark Sellke, Lafayette Harrison, 100; 1. David Liang, Carmel, 100;
1. Eric Langowski, Carmel, 100; 2. Patrick Tan, Carmel, 94; 3. Jing
Wen Liao, Culver Academies, 89; 4. Ryan Chung, Terre Haute South,
88; 5. Charles Liang, Carmel, 83; 6. Josh Woodward, Fishers, 76; 6.
Yin Xiao Wang, Culver Academies, 76; 6. Krishan Kumar, Terre Haute
South, 76; 7. Sheila Han, Fishers, 73; 8. Beilin Li, West
Lafayette, 70; 9. Claudia Huang, Carmel, 66; 10. Dimi
Tcholakov, Fishers, 64; 11. Kai Yan, Iowa City West, 63; 11.
Birchell Eversole, Terre Haute South, 63; 11. Jason Chan, Culver
Academies, 63; 12. Bowman Clark, Signature School, 61.
||Freshmen Division Titlist: Nathan Mytelka (center) of Park
Tudor High School earned first-place honors in the freshman
division of this year's Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Mathematics Competition. He is congratulated by Allen
Broughton (left), Department of Mathematics chair, and Vincenzo
Isaia (right) , assistant professor of mathematics.
Freshman Team Scores: 1. Carmel, 332; 2. Park Tudor, 280; 3.
Culver Academies, 233
Freshman Individual Scores: 1. Nathan Mytelka, Park Tudor, 95;
2. Alex Yu, Carmel, 94; 3. Thomas Ritz, Fishers, 90; 4. Kevin Fei,
Carmel, 84; 5. Joshua Segaran, Carmel, 83; 6. George Ye, Culver
Academies, 82; 6. Kevin Mi, Carmel, 82; 7. Julia Wang, Park Tudor,
76; 8. Ben Brubaker, Terre Haute South, 74; 9. Chrishan Fernando,
Carmel, 71; 10. Junyi Dai, Culver Academies, 70; 11. Mike Crowell,
Terre Haute South, 67; 12. Brooke Stephanian, Terre Haute South,