Central Academy’s Mathematics Team Takes First Place in Competition

Central Academy’s math team made an impressive showing at the 39th Annual High School Mathematics Contest held at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on November 2, 2011 placing first out of 49 participating teams from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Central Academy’s team, made up of 101 high school students, won 36 of the 68 All-Academic team honors to beat Iowa City West, who had won first place in the contest for 17 years in a row. Students competed on either Level I (10th grade and below) or Level II (11th and 12th grade).

Five Central Academy students earned rare perfect scores at this year’s competition. They were Edel Aron, Eric Chen, Max Pilcher, Luke Sheeley, and Ryan Utke.

“This was our 10th year of traveling to this contest, and our students’ performances always amaze us as math teachers,” said Michael Marcketti, Central Academy math instructor. “The professors at the university were especially impressed with the number of our students who were named to the All-Academic Team. One interesting note is that our group this year included eight pairs of siblings, four pair of whom were All-Academic winners.”

Accompanying the math team to Wisconsin were Central Academy math instructors Lana Lyddon Hatten, Michael Link, Michael Marcketti, Joe Obrycki, , and Brian Reece.

Central Academy’s All-Academic team winners were:
Edel Aron 10 Roosevelt High School
Jack Bequeaith 12 Roosevelt High School
Granger Carty 10 Roosevelt High School
Olin Carty 11 Roosevelt High School
Eric Chen 11 Valley High School
Danny Comito 11 Roosevelt High School
Harry Crane 9 Roosevelt High School
Danny Deeter 11 Hoover High School
Ashley DeHann 11 East High School
Brady Edwards 12 Lincoln High School
Corey Grief 12 Roosevelt High School
Patrick Hiatt 10 Roosevelt High School
Vaughn Hommerding 9 Roosevelt High School
Rachel Jacobs 12 Roosevelt High School
Shirah Jacobs 10 Roosevelt High School
Brian James 9 Roosevelt High School
Jay Kakade 12 Newton High School
Zach Lin 8 Callanan Middle School
Sarah Liu 12 Valley High School
Maggie Long 10 East High School
Matt MacKay 12 Roosevelt High School
Stephanie Manivanh 12 Roosevelt High School
Teresa Manivanh 9 Roosevelt High School
Megan Mansfield 12 Roosevelt High School
Finn Pilcher 8 Callanan Middle School
Max Pilcher 10 Roosevelt High School
Rachel Schneider 9 Roosevelt High School
Luke Sheeley 11 Roosevelt High School
Chris Sherwood 12 East High School
Oliver Shimp 10 Roosevelt High School
Kristina Smith 9 East High School
Vaibhav Srikaran 10 Johnston High School
Andy Troxell 12 Roosevelt High School
Ryan Utke 10 Hoover High School
Dakota Valen 10 Lincoln High School
Reid Wade 10 Roosevelt High School