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Troy 30-C Mathletes place 2nd at Joliet West math competition

3/6/2019, 3:33 p.m.
The Troy Middle School Mathletes placed 2nd Overall at the Mid-High Math Competition, held recently at Joliet West High School ...
The Troy Middle School Mathletes placed 2nd overall at the Mid-High Math Competition, sponsored by the Mu Alpha Theta math honor society of Joliet West High School. Back row from left: Zion King, Derrick Neal, Emmanuel Zamoras, Hayden Smidyl, Nathan Twombly and Marty Huntington. Middle from left: Paige Rakes, Rebecca Rogers, Caden Baudek, Ivan Chen, Brendan Olson, Josie Jarmuz and Nico Montes. Front from left: Jacob Cucci, Sebastian Rojas, Saniya Newman, Angela Conde and Kimberly Garcia.

The Troy Middle School Mathletes placed 2nd Overall at the Mid-High Math Competition, held recently at Joliet West High School and sponsored by the high school’s math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta.

The competition involved 230 students from seven area middle schools.

In addition to the overall team placement, the Troy 8th Grade Mathletes placed 1st in Coordinate Geometry, 2nd in Mental Math and 3rd in Group Problem Solving.

The Troy 7th Grade Mathletes placed 1st in Clocks, in Triangles and in Mental Math.

“Perfect Papers” recognitions were given to Josie Jarmuz (8th grade) in Truth Tables; Sebastian Rojas (8th grade) in Coordinate Geometry and Caden Baudek (7th grade) and Ivan Chen (7th grade) in Triangles.

The Troy Middle School Mathletes coach is science capstone exploratory teacher Dr. Barbara Will-Henn.

“Our Mathletes team has grown considerably this year, and it is wonderful having so many compete,” Will-Henn said. “I am so very proud of all the effort they have poured out in practice, and to have four students with perfect papers is just amazing. At the meet, there was a real camaraderie among all the participants that was truly awe-inspiring to see, especially when it was all about math.”

Troy Middle School is a Troy Community School District 30-C school.