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Eighty-three High School Teams Compete at WPI Annual Math Meet

Lexington (Mass.) High School Captures Top Honor for 5th Straight Year

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

Worcester, Mass. -- Eighty-three teams from throughout New England competed at the 13th Annual WPI Invitational Math Meet on Oct. 26.

First place honors went to Lexington (Mass.) High School for the fifth year in a row. Second place went to Kent School of Kent, Conn. and third place went to the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, located on the WPI campus. Each team consisted of four students.

First place individual winner was David Greenspan of Lexington High School; second place went to Warren Schudy of Lincoln, Mass. and the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science; third place went to Dong Wook Kim of Kent School. Each won $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000 scholarships to WPI. Other Lexington team members were Liz Marcel, Mark Lipson and Aaron Iba. Team advisor was Saleh Rahman.

The second place team, Kent School, consisted of Christine DeGennaro, Hubert Chau, Tonkid Chantrasmi and Kim. Team advisor was Ben Nadire.

The third place team, the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, included team members Dan Corson of Worcester, Matt Webber of Westborough, Dan Beauregard of Auburn, and Schudy. Team advisor was Jon Bartelson.

More than $100,000 in team and individual scholarships was awarded at the meet. The top scorer on each of the 83 teams won a $1,000 scholarship. In addition, the top nine teams win scholarships for its three other teammates. These awards range from $1,000 for the first, second and third place teams. $750 for the fourth, fifth, and sixth place teams, and $500 for the seventh, eighth, and ninth place teams.

The other top teams were:

4th place: tie -Somerville (Mass.) High School
Team members: Zhong Zou, Siddhartha Jha, Christopher Magnell, and Michael Favaloro. Team advisor: Joseph Caruso

4th place: tie - Westborough (Mass.) High School
Team members: Dave Bogarty, Adam Rowell, Zane Tian, and Joshua Zhou. Team advisor: Jim Lightbody

5th place: Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.)
Team members: Laura New, Leroy Chou, Jun Park, and Nathaniel McVicar. Team advisor: Art Squillante

6th place: Hudson (Mass.) High School
Team members: Ellen Goldstein, Andrew Dexter, Albina Shapiro, and Dominic Albino. Team advisor: J. Bryan Sullivan

7th place: Medfield (Mass.) High School
Team members: Jessica Silverman, Michael Grabbe, Lauren Burchill, and Tairan Zhang. Team advisor: Michael Kraemer

8th place: Manchester (Conn.) High School
Team members: Emmett Bishop, Michael Treadow, Michael Gonsalves, and Jacob Eurmaga. Team advisor: Roberta Thompson

9th place: St. Johns (Shrewsbury, Mass.) High School
Team members: Anuj Basil, Mike Nute, Pat Curley, and Chris Kopec. Team advisor: Dana James

10th place: Marlborough (Mass.) High School
Team members: Tom Lashmit, Nichaolas Kundu, Saila Ghanta, and Peter Rezac. Team advisor: Deb Roy

11th place: Apponequet (Lakeville, Mass.) High School
Team members: Nich Richard, Greg Caron, Mike Breen, and Matt Nasser. Team advisor: Denise Haskins

12th place: North Andover (Mass.) High School
Team members: Xin James Sun, Neal O'Mara, Dan Coloia, and Hooman Rafati. Team advisor: Tom McGowan

13th place: North Middlesex (Townsend, Mass.) High School
Team members: Christopher Lammi, Aaron Grinstein, Scott MacPhee, and Timothy Morin. Team advisor: Ed Logivdice

14th place: Lunenburg (Mass.) High School
Team members: William Van de Water, Ari Browne, Andrew McCarron, and Michael Hirsch. Team advisor: Noreen Berry

15th place: Cranston West (R.I.) High School
Team members: Deddeh Ballah, Michael LaFazia, Thomas Ricardo, and Michelle Tiu. Team advisor: Al Zoraian

Math meet director was WPI mathematics professor John Goulet. During the student testing the team advisors participated in a faculty colloquium "Industrial Projects in Mathematics: Results, Experiments and Further Opportunities," with WPI mathematics professor Art Heinricher. Following lunch there was a mathematical sciences career panel with WPI alumni: Lucia Kimball, mathematics professor at Bentlry College; Amy Smith Remillard of Sepracor Inc.; and Michael Tocci of MathWorks. Martin Couture of Premier Insurance Inc. was also a panelist.

Meet sponsors were Neles Jamesbury Inc., Norton Co., Rosenlund Travel Service Inc., Tatnuck Booksellers @WPI, Texas Instruments Inc., Wyman-Gordon Foundation, and the WPI Master of Mathematics for Educators program.

WPI, an independent technological university founded in 1865, is renowned for its project-based curriculum.