Ninety-Five High School Teams Compete at WPI Annual Math Meet

Lexington (Mass.) High School Captures Top Honor for 8th Straight Year

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Hundreds of students representing high schools throughout New England competed at the 16th Annual Worcester Polytechnic Institute Invitational Math Meet on Oct. 23rd.

First place honors went to Lexington High School, of Lexington, Mass., for the 8th year in a row. Second went to Derryfield High School, of Manchester, N.H., and third place went to the Canton High School of Canton, Mass. Each team consisted of four students.

More than $100,000 in team and individual scholarships to WPI were awarded at the meet. The top scorer on each of the 95 teams won a $1,000 scholarship. In addition, the top nine teams won scholarships for the three other teammates. These awards ranged 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 first- lace individual winner, of a $3,000 scholarship to WPI, was Yao Liu of Lexington High School. There were several ties for second-place individual winner, with $2,000 WPI scholarships being awarded to:

  • Attleboro (Mass.) High School, Mohamed Bilal Chaudary
  • Barrington (R.I.) High School, Nina Mann
  • Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, Mass., Matthew Hall
  • Canton High School, Dan Hung and David Rohr
  • The Derryfield School, David Batchelder and Sean Kehoe
  • Hudson (Mass.) High School, Peter Goldstein
  • The Kent School, Kent, Conn., Witat Fakcharoenphol and Hyuk Soo Han
  • Lexington High School, Xinpeng Huang and Li-Mei Lim
  • Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, Worcester, Mass., Jonathan Cass
  • Natick (Mass.) High School, Jonah Ostroff
  • St. John's High School, Shrewsbury, Mass., Rahul Banerjee
  • Westborough (Mass.) High School, Phani Sistla

There was no third-place individual winner. The other team member from the Lexington High School was Adam Rosenfield. Team advisor was Saleh A. Rahman.

Other members of the second place team, Derryfield High School, include Brett McLarnon and Maura Spiegelman. Team advisor was Bryan Duff.

Other members of the third place team, Canton High School, include Michael Treger and Matt Kantrowitz. Team advisor was Marty Badoian.

The other top teams were:

  • 4th place: The Kent School. Team members: Hyuk Soo Han, Hyung-Keon Lee, Matthew DiPaquale, and Witat Fakcharoenphol. Team advisor: Ben Nadirie.
  • 5th place: Westborough High School. Team members: Andrew Taft, Steven Ehrlich, Phani Sistla, and Jeremy Booher. Team advisor: Matthew Desjardins.
  • 6th place: Manchester High School, Manchester, Conn. Team members: Eleanor Waxman, Jason Gonsalves, Dan Wakefield, and Mike Axiak. Team advisor: Roberta Thompson.
  • 7th place: Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science. Team members: Jonathan Cass, Sarah Rich, Rachel Johnson, and Xidi Liu. Team advisor: Jim Barys.
  • 8th place: St. John's High School. Team members: Rahul Banerjee, Brett Bugnacki, Steve Wu, and Jonathan Carelli. Team advisor: Timothy Williams.
  • 9th place: Hudson High School. Team members: Peter Goldstein, Albina Shapiro, Peter Worrest, Dave Belanger. Advisor: J. Bryan Sullivan.
  • 10th place: Barrington (R.I.) High School. Team members: Tyler Angers, Brandon Patel, Tony Zhang, Nina Mann. Team advisor: Robert Nicholas.
  • 11th place: Dighton-Rehoboth (Mass.) High School. Team members: Charles Reiss, Peter Bull, Ryan Buckley, and Rebecca Lambe. Team advisor: Alan Rabouin.
  • 12th place: Needham (Mass.) High School. Team members: Vidit Munshi, Steve Crimlisk, Yeoun Chung, and Dan Balk. Team advisor: Manjula Nair.
  • 13th place: Natick (Mass.) High School. Team members: Jonah Ostroff, Timur Alperovich, Brian Stark, Sam Dinning. Team advisor: James Linsky.
  • 14th place: Reading Memorial (Mass.) High School. Team members: Laura Burns, Mark Michelman, Andrew Engelbrecht, and Matthew Rawding. Team advisor: Linda Rozzi.
  • 15th place: Bishop Feehan (Attleboro, Mass.) High School. Team members: Matthew Hall, Dan Beksha, Cailin McDeed, and Jackie Anderson. Team advisor: Mike Giammarco.

The Math Meet director was WPI mathematics professor John Goulet. Meet sponsors were Rosenlund Travel Service Inc., Saint-Gobain, Tatnuck Booksellers @WPI, Texas Instruments Inc., The Math Works, and the WPI Master of Mathematics for Educators program.

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