High school problem solvers solve Rose Holman math competition challenges

The Sports and Recreation Center’s field house was brimming with young brain power as nearly 240 problem solvers from 19 schools across Indiana and Illinois came up with the correct answers for the 2022 Rose-Hulman High School math competition. A student from New Jersey also took a trip halfway across The country to participate, a place among the juniors in the competition.

Students had one hour to answer 20 questions covering a wide range of math categories. Awards have been presented at both the individual and school levels across all four grade levels.

for 13The tenth The year in a row, Carmel High School earned first-place honors overall after students had the highest scores in each section. Normal Community School in Illinois came in second, and Evansville Signature School came in third.

Kevin Ho, a Carmel junior, was the only student to score a perfect 100 in this year’s competition.

The other winners in the degree class, with a near perfect 94, were Harry Zhang and Christian Herasco, both from Carmel, among the seniors. Michael Qian, in the sophomore division; And Jennifer Ho, in the freshman class. Hu and runner-up Caitlin Park of Park Tudor High School were awarded the Sally Schunk Memorial Award as Best Freshman Problem Solver. Meanwhile, Carmel’s Qian and Adam Madni receive the Mary Rhein Memorial Award for being the highest scoring sophomores. These Math Book Awards are named in honor of former math teachers who have supported the competition.

The annual competition is one of the reasons why Rose-Hulman’s Department of Mathematics received an American Mathematical Society Award in 2021 for exemplary program or achievement in the Department of Mathematics. The honor recognizes a department that has “distinguished itself by implementing an unusual or particularly effective program of value to the mathematics community, internally or in relation to the rest of the community,” according to the AMS award announcement.

The event was organized by Professor of Mathematics John Rickert, Ph.D. Other faculty, staff, and student volunteers helped administer, sort, and present prizes during the competition.

The collective and individual results were:

The final results: 1. Carmel, 2. Regular Society, 3. Signature School

the elderly: 1. Harry Zhang, Carmel; 1 – Christian Herasco, Carmel; 2. Daniel Chen, Culver Academies; 3 – Grace Yang, Carmel; 4 – Kenny Suzuki, Carmel; 5. Nathan Martin, Carmel; 6. Michael Tanus, Terre Haute-North; 7. Srinch Fakeity, Ordinary Society. 7. Gokul Balaji, Ordinary Society. 8. Adithya Satyamurthy, Ordinary Society. 9. Ben Connelly, Fishers. 10 – Pavan Kumar, Terre Haute South; 11. Ethan Render, Roncalli; 12. Sankalp Sristava, Fishers; 12. Jonathan Peters, Marion

junior individual: 1. Kevin Ho, Carmel; 2. Alex Low, Park Tudor; 3 – Sandra Yang, Carmel; 4 – Karthik Varigunda, Carmel; 4. Brady Exo, Terre Haute-South; 5. Jonathan Yang, Carmel; 6. Benjamin Walker, Terre Haute-North; 7 – Pingrui Wang, Carmel; 8. Rachel Ang, Hamilton Southeastern; 9. Hannah Gow, Hamilton Southeastern; 9. Eur Tang, Culver Academies; 10 – Ivan Nali, Roncalli; 11. Sidhu Bombili, Ordinary Society. 12. Jack Warren, Hamilton Southeastern; 12. Christopher Chow Terre Haute South

secondary individual: 1. Michael Chian, Carmel; 2 – Adam Madani, Carmel. 3 – Tanai Thakuri, Signature; 4. Kelin Jung, Carmel; 4. Michael Bowe, Carmel; 4 – Jenny Lee, Carmel; 4 – Rohan Bhosal, Carmel; 5. David Jiang, Carmel; 6 – Alexander Belorishki, Melbourne, New Jersey; 7. Sophia Vaux, Carmel; 8 – Tree Whitacre, Columbia City; 9. Akshay Bispunori, Ordinary Society; 10. Pranav Chandar, The Signature; 11. Austin Vereen, Marion; 12. Chase Frank, Phaser

individual student: 1 – Jennifer Ho, Carmel; 2. Caitlin Park, Tudor Park; 3 – Christopher Park, Terre Haute-North; 4 – Erica Gao, Carmel; 5. Ethan He, Signature; 6. Jeffrey Chen, Terre Haute South; 7. Alison Sheen, Carmel; 8 – Brian Qian, Carmel; 8. Albert Lu, Culver Academies; 9. James Hansen, Zionsville; 10. Harshal Joshi, Ordinary Society. 11. Neil Patel, Signature; 11. Lalitha Nitti, Ordinary Society. 11. Grayson Koch, signature

Participating schools were Carmel, Center Grove, Champaign Central (Illinois), Columbia City, Culver Academies, Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Marion, Melbourne (NJ), Normal Community, Park Tudor, Roncalli, Salem, Signature School, Taylor, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terry Haute South Vigo, West Vigo, and Zionsville

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