Results are now in from Round 1 of the Kennesaw State University High School Mathematics Competition.
This year, we are pleased to announce that Dunwoody has 6 finalists who will advance: seniors Mallory Harris, Mary Elizabeth Lee, and Thomas Dellaert, junior Zack Bloomberg, and freshmen Nate Lee and Matt Desoutter. It is a big deal to have 6 finalists from the same school, and very rare for freshmen to qualify for the final round. Among our 6 finalists, Mallory was our leading scorer, finishing in the 98th percentile.
Kennesaw is the largest and most prestigious individual mathematics contest held in Georgia, with nearly 2000 students competing each year from across the state. A school is fortunate to produce a finalist each year, and in the past 3 years, DHS has had a total of 5 finalists. Two of our finalists are repeaters: Mallory Harris from 2012, and Zack Bloomberg from 2011.
After round 1, the top 150 or so scorers are invited to a very difficult proof-based final round which is held in late January, with cash prizes for the winners.