For Top Mathematicians – It All Adds Up!
April 2, 2014
Congratulations to our top mathematicians – Danielle Beam ’15, Olivia Kelly ’14, Caroline Kohnert ’14, Lauren Davis ’15, Madeleine Donohue ’14, Michaela Matos ’14 and Madeline Ross ’14 – all of whom recently competed with over 600 high schools across 29 states in the entirely internet-based Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.
Coached by math department chair Kathryn Gniadek and math instructor Stephanie Elder, both Sacred Heart teams were chosen to advance to the second round and remained as contenders for prizes of between $1,000 and $20,000! “Only 200 of the 1,152 teams that submitted viable solution papers were selected to advance to the second round,” declared a student. In the next round of judging, the team of Lauren Davis, Medeleine Donohue, Michaela Matos, and Madeline Ross was selected to receive one of only fifty-three honorable mention awards…quite a distinction as only 5.6% of submitted papers were chosen for this recognition. These students have been awarded college scholarships by The Moody’s Foundation for their outstanding performance in the M3 Challenge.