Central Academy Earns Great Plains Math League Title

Mathematics students at Central Academy, traditionally one of the top high school math programs in the nation, continue their winning ways with a 1st place finish in the Great Plains Math League contest in Cedar Rapids.

Central students also captured a total of eighteen of the thirty-six individual awards presented, including:

  • Sprint Round 12th grade: Patrick Hiatt 1st place, Max Pilcher 2nd place
  • Target Round 12th grade: Patrick Hiatt 1st place, Edel Aron, Max Pilcher, Ryan Utke 2nd place and Granger Carty 3rd place
  • Target Round 11th grade: Harry Crane, Kristina Smith 3rd place
  • Sprint Round 10th grade: Zach Lin, Nathan Rider 2nd place, Andrew Shumway 3rd place
  • Target Round 10th grader: Zach Lin 2nd place, Payton McBurney, Nathan Rider, Andrew Shumway 3rd place
  • Sprint Round 9th grade: Gabe Mintzer 2nd place
  • Target Round 9th place: Gabe Mintzer 2nd place

In addition, twenty-nine of Central’s thirty-nine participants at the competition qualified for the state math championships to be held in April by virtue of their scores at this event.

Those students are:

  • 12th graders: Edel Aron, Granger Carty, Patrick Hiatt, Max Pilcher, Oliver Shimp, Ryan Utke and Noah Werling.
  • 11th graders: Harry Crane, Vaughn Hommerding, Rachel Schneider, and Kristina Smith
  • 10th graders: Akanksha Chilikuri, A.J. Fleming, Helena Gruensteidl, Zach Lin, Payton McBurney, Peter Oswald, Chris Palmer, Finn Pilcher, Nathan Rider, Andrew Shumway, and Jenny Thai
  • 9th graders: Ryan Burgett, Ankita Chatterjee, Natalie Galluzzo, Shivani Kumaresan, Abbott LaPrade, and Gabe Mintzer
  • 7th grader: Evan Hilton