Thursday, April 3, 2014

More Dunwoody High School Math Team News

The 2013-2014 Rocket City Math League Competition has recently concluded, with Dunwoody High students performing very well. The competition, sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta, the math national honor society, is a multi-round national level contest that also draws competitors from Asia and Europe.

It is divided into levels based on what courses contestants have completed. In the Comprehensive Division, which ranges into the Calculus and beyond, senior Mallory Harris placed 36th out of nearly 2000 contestants.  Seniors Thomas Dellaert and Mary Elizabeth Lee also finished in the top 200, Thomas in 107th place, and Mary Elizabeth in 158th.  In the Advanced Algebra Division, sophomore Parul Rai placed 64th; in the Geometry Division, freshman Mary Anderson placed 176th.

The 2013-2014 Log 1 contest, also sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta, has also wrapped up its final round. The Log 1 features a team element in addition to individuals. Dunwoody competes in the eastern region, which includes the 9 eastern seaboard states (and Washington, DC) from Florida up to Pennsylvania and also the Caribbean. Dunwoody placed 10th in the region, with only one Georgia team (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology) ahead of us. Individuals compete in 3 divisions based on year and math courses. In the junior division, freshman Nate Lee placed 24th. In the intermediate division, sophomore Parul Rai placed 25th. In the senior division, senior Mallory Harris placed 16th.

This has been a very successful year for the Dunwoody High School Math team, and we still have two more major events to finish out the season in late April--the Clemson Calculus Challenge held at Clemson University and the GCTM Varsity State Mathematics Tournament, held in Macon. Last year our team did well in both, finishing 4th in Georgia AAAAA, and we are looking for our seniors to improve on last year. Go Wildcats!

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