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Eighty-Three High School Teams Compete at 17th Annual WPI Math Meet

Lexington High School Wins Team Title for 9th Year in a Row

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/November 22, 2004
Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5706

WORCESTER, Mass. -- November 22, 2004 -- Eighty-three teams from throughout New England competed last month in the 17th Annual Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Invitational Math Meet for high school students. Lexington (Mass.) High School won the team title for the ninth year in a row, and there was a four-way tie for first place in the individual category.

More than $100,000 in team and individual scholarships to WPI were awarded at the meet. The four first-place winners each received a $3,000 scholarship to WPI. In addition, the top scorer on each team (who was not a first-place individual winner) won a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships were also awarded in the team competition: each member of the four-person teams that finished in the top nine won at least a $500 scholarship.

The first-place Lexington team was made up of David Wen, Albert Chen, Yuga Cohler, and Sway Chen, all residents of Lexington. The team's advisor was Saleh A. Rahman.

Second place team honors went to Hudson (Mass.) High School. Team members included Peter Worrest, David Belanger, Tom Goldstein, and Albina Shapiro, all residents of Hudson. The team's advisor was Bryan Sullivan.

Third place went to The Derryfield School of Manchester, N.H. Team members were Brett McLarnon of New Boston, N.H., Linda Paiste of Salem, N.H., David Batchelder of Nashua, N.H., and Sean Kehoe of Bedford, N.H. The team's advisor was Heather Evans.

The four students who tied for the first-place individual winner title were David Wen of Lexington High School, Cary Malkiewich of Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, David Batchelder of The Derryfield School, and Stephen Wu of Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass.

The Math Meet's sponsors were the Master of Mathematics for Educators (MME) Program at WPI, The MathWorks, Rosenlund Travel Service, Inc., and Tatnuck Bookseller@WPI.

The other top teams were:

  • 4th place: Kent School, Kent, Conn.
    Team members: Hyung-Keon Lee, Bodin Civilize, Suhyuk Jang, Tae-Hwan Koh, all residents of Kent
    Team advisor: Ben Nadire
  • 5th place: Westborough High School, Westborough, Mass.
    Team members: Steven Ehrlich, Jeremy Booker, Phani Sistla, Ryan Stechler, all residents of Westborough
    Team advisor: Matthew Desjardins
  • 6th place: Canton High School, Canton, Mass.
    Team members: Seung Ah Choi, Nate Sharpe, Michael Treger, Michael Wallace, all residents of Canton
    Team advisor: Martin J. Badoian
  • 7th place: Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science at WPI, Worcester, Mass.
    Team members: Nakul Dawra (resident of Shrewsbury), Xidi Liu (Worcester), Mason Tang (Shrewsbury), Rachel Johnson (Lunenberg)
    Team advisor: Jim Barys
  • 8th place: Saint John's High School, Shrewsbury, Mass.
    Team members: Stephen Wu (resident of Southborough), Rahul Banerjee (Shrewsbury), Joel Norton (Framingham), Rob Prior (Shrewsbury)
    Team advisor: Timothy Williams
  • 9th place: Lunenberg High School, Lunenberg, Mass.
    Team members: Ethan Brown, William Turner, Amanda Clouser, Steven deBettencourt, all residents of Lunenberg
    Team advisor: Noreen Berry
  • 10th place: The MacDuffie School, Springfield, Mass.
    Team members: Tyler Faits (resident of Southwick), Chris Jaeger (Springfield), Beth Kerley (Wilbraham), Dan Royce (Ludlow)
    Team advisor: Catherine P. Faits
  • 11th place: Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester, Mass.
    Team members: Scott Duncan, Cary Malkiewich, Grace Tangney, Matthew Petty, all residents of Worcester
    Team advisor: John Wetmiller
  • 12th place: Swampscott High School, Swampscott, Mass.
    Team members: Vitaly Minayev, Max Junda, Erinn Phelan, all residents of Swampscott; and Meaghan Graul, a resident of Nahant
    Team advisor: Jennifer McManus
  • 13th place: Manchester High School, Manchester, Conn.
    Team members: Kathryn Gosselin, Aditya Makol, Dan Wakefield, Tina Hughes, all residents of Manchester
    Team advisor: Roberta Thompson
  • 14th place: Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, N.H.
    Team members: Ilya Atkin (resident of Nashua), Richard Desilets, Jr. (Lowell), Patricia Estrada (Nashua), Mark Koenig (Merrimack, N.H.)
    Team advisor: Peter Champagne
  • 15th place: Reading Memorial High School, Reading, Mass.
    Team members: Doug Matheson, Beth Haley, Matt Rumizen, Brian Fallica, all residents of Reading
    Team advisor: Linda A. Rozzi

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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