The George School math team ended their 2019 Math Madness season ranked seventeenth among the more than 700 schools that competed. This is the sixth year the George School math team has competed in Math Madness and they have been placed in the elite, Division I bracket every year.
“It was an inspiring run, in the largest, most competitive field we’ve ever faced,” said Kevin Moon, team sponsor and Math Department head. “Ellen Zhang ’21, Pasit Jindanuwat ’20, and Ta Somsirivattana ’20 were among the top scorers for the competition. Justin Liu ’21, Forest Ho-Chen ’22, Linglong Dai ’23, Tommy Wang ’21, and Anney Ye ’20 contributed to the team’s top five scores. The whole team is seriously dedicated to mathematical excellence.”
Other Math Team members include Walter Chang ’23, Wilson Chen ’23, Yichun Ding ’22, Steven Gao ’22, Ian Hopkins ’22, Leon Li ’20, Jason Liu ’22, Michael Luo ’22, Carol Lu ’21, Peter Qi ’23, Yousuf Sajjad ’22, Zachary Spangler ’22, Spencer Stockhammer ’20, and Vinay Thulasiram ’23.
Math Madness is a joint initiative between American Mathematics Competitions and AreteLabs and is one of the premiere math competition events in the United States. It is an online, team-based event that takes place each fall. More than 700 high schools from across the country compete in weekly competitions followed by a single elimination bracket tournament, styled after the March Madness basketball tournament for college teams.
Next up for the team members is the US Math Competition Association’s Online Open Qualifier on Saturday January 11, 2020 in which two teams of eight students will compete to qualify for the National Championship held at the end of the school year. The American Mathematics Competition is also scheduled this month on Thursday, January 30, 2020. This contest helps determine the US team for the International Mathematical Olympiad.