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

Lexington (Mass.) High School Captures Top Honor for 6th Straight Year

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Worcester, Mass. -- Eighty-six teams from throughout New England competed at the 14th Annual WPI Invitational Math Meet on Oct. 25.

First place honors went to Lexington (Mass.) High School for the fifth year in a row. Second went to Canton High School and third place went to the Kent School of Kent, Conn. Each team consisted of four students.

First place individual winner, of a $3,000 scholarship to WPI, was Sheel Dandekar of The Deeryfield School of Manchester, N.H.; second place: tie - went to Mark Lipson and David Greenspan of Lexington High School, each won a $2,000 scholarship to WPI. Other Lexington team members were Liz Marcil, Adam Rosenfield. Team advisor was Saleh Rahman.

The second place team, Canton High School consisted of Elena Zaurova, Jeff Boaz, Chibo Tang and Greg Tomek. Team advisor was Martin Badoian.

The third place team, Kent School, included team members Hyuk Soo Han, William Deitz, Dong Wook Kim and Tongjai Chookajorn. Team advisor was Ben Nadire.

More than $100,000 in team and individual scholarships were awarded at the meet. The top scorer on each of the 86 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: Derryfield (Manchester, N.H.) High School
Team members: Sheel Dandekar, Aaron Ngo, Sakib Khan and Elizabeth Richey.
Team advisor: Bryan Duff

5th place: Westborough (Mass.) High School
Team members: Ran Ding, Dave Bogaty, Minsi Zhang and Nika Engberg.
Team advisor: Jim Lightbody

6th place: Manchester (N.H.) High School
Team members: Kaloian Petkov, Michael Treadow, Gregory Magoon and Michael Gonsalves.
Team advisor: Roberta Thompson

7th place: Cranston West (R.I.) High School
Team members: James Turco, Thomas Ricardo, Matthew Misbin and Dominic aRusso.
Team advisor: Al Zorian

8th place: Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science (Mass.)
Team members: Sean Ting, Jenna Davis, Jyothi Amin and Jonathan Ursprung.
Team advisor: Jon Bartelson

9th place: Medfield (Mass.) High School
Team members: Peter Mitchell, Dan Binder, Russell Entrikin and Anna Murray.
Team advisor: Michael Kramer

10th place: Waltham (Mass.) High School
Team members: Daniel Gandhi, Patricia Carbone, Gregg Hagopian and Athanasios Vorvis.
Team advisor: George Viens

11th place: Hudson (Mass.) High School
Team members: Maria Shugrina, Adam Ostroski, Dominic Albino and Albina Shapiro.
Team advisor: J. Bryan Sullivan

12th place: Dighton-Rehoboth Regional (Mass.) High School
Team members: Jennifer Lambe, Jared McCauley, Kate Stafford and Chris Teixeira.
Team advisor: Alan Rabouin

13th place: East Catholic (Manchester, Conn.) High School
Team members: Andrew Siddons, Michael Saitta, Tim Mooney and Sherban Zorca.
Team advisor: Anne Manion

14th place: Minnechaug Regional (Mass.) High School
Team members: Jeff Wagner, Amanda Pascoe, Timothy Slattery and Matthew Brewer.
Team advisor: Charles Hill

15th place: Ralph C. Maher Regional (Mass.) High School
Team members: Sae-Won Kim, Tawanna Childs, Chris Johnson and Yuya Morimoto.
Team advisor: Lori Seymour

Math meet director was WPI mathematics professor John Goulet. During the student testing the team advisors participated in a faculty colloquium "Mathematics in Industry Summer Institute for High School Teachers," with WPI mathematics associate professors Art Heinricher and Bogdan Vernescu. Following lunch Mathematical Sciences Department Head Homer Walker spoke on Contemporary Careers in Mathematics and Kristin Tichenor, director of undergraduate admissions discussed college admissions.

Meet sponsors were Rosenlund Travel Service Inc., Saint-Gobain, Tatnuck Booksellers @WPI, Texas Instruments Inc., and the WPI Master of Mathematics for Educators program.

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