Herricks Math Marvels
Herricks Math Marvels
Achievements multiplied for Herricks schools throughout the winter months, when numerous students earned awards and recognitions in mathematics competitions and events. Several groups from Herricks Middle school as well as Herricks High School have participated in and placed highly in a variety of challenges.
As a result of their extraordinary math research paper presentations at the Long Island Math Fair, held at Hofstra University on March 9, 29 Herricks students will advance to the finals round on April 20. Thirty-six students from the middle school and 12 from the high school participated in this contest. Congratulations to high school finalists Justin Koe, Haritha Lakshmanan, Arfan Rasheed, Arpitha Vinod, Derek Chen, Carrie Hsu, Uttsav Patel and Hita Patel.
A team comprised of students Esme Chen, Janet Hsu and Simon Liu received a semi-finalist prize in the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge on March 5. They finished between 7th and 12th place overall out of the 913 entries and will share a $1,500 scholarship prize. Contestants had 14 hours to submit a paper that mathematically modeled a specific real-world problem. This year's challenge focused on food insecure Americans, food waste and how to repurpose the maximal amount of food at the minimum cost.
High school students were top performers in the American Mathematics Competition 10/12, a national contest organized by the Mathematics Association of America. A total of 156 Herricks students participated on Feb. 7, and Janet Hsu and Andrew Tsai qualified for the next level – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. They both placed in the top 1 percent for the AMC 12, as did Jonathan Leung for the AMC 10. Christopher Lo scored in the top 5 percent for AMC 12 while Seunguk Baek and Derek Chen were among the top 2.5 percent for AMC 10.
Ten students from grades 6 and 7 participated in the Regional Math Counts Competition, held at Great Neck North Middle school on Feb. 3. Aadithyaa Balasubramanian, Orik Ehren, Mohammad Balasinorwala, Ashley Lam, Megan Cheng, Ashish Jalwan, Tyler Wu, Connie Huang, Namit Kapoor and Carolyn Lau all worked hard at this event.
On February 2, 20 Herricks High School students divided into four teams participated in the Nassau County Interscholastic Math League’s Long Island Math Tournament at SUNY Old Westbury. A group comprised of Janet Hsu, Christopher Lo, Uttasav Patel, Simon Lin, and Eish Maheswari placed first and qualified for the All Stars State Championship, held in Albany on March 16-17.
Fifty-six Herricks Middle School students participated in the MathCon online first round contest on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Connie Huang, Ashley Lam, Ahan Mukherjee, Orik Ehren’, Ashish Jalwan, Megan Cheng were recognized as finalists for scoring within the top 1 percent out of 51,400 contestants nationwide and are invited to the finals in Chicago in May. Aadithyaa Balasubramanian, Namit Kapoor, Tyler Wu, Sanay Shah, Nicky Pappalardo and Raghav Ramkumar also did an excellent job and were named runners up.