Samuel H wins Kentucky; David C and Max Z finish in Top-12 in Illinois!

As I previously reported, in February three students coached by Mr. Math competed in MathCounts Chapter round with great success. In March, they joined other top students in the State round.

Samuel H, competing in his first MathCounts, won the state of Kentucky and will lead the State team in the National round in Washington, D.C. in May. Making Nationals is a dream for every young mathlete and an experience that Samuel will cherish for the rest of his life. It is especially unique for Samuel, who is in 6th grade and is competing against mostly older students. With hard work and dedication, Samuel has a chance to be in an elite group of “three-timers” – students who make MathCounts Nationals in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

David C, competing in his third and final MathCounts, finished 7th in Illinois. This is an exceptional accomplishment given that Illinois is a very competitive state with a large number of brilliant students. David also joined his three teammates from Whitney Young Academic Center School to finish 3rd in the team competition, adding to his previous team win in 2020. This achievement caps a great year for David who also passed AMC-10 and made AIME!

Max Z, competing in his second MathCounts, finished 12th in Illinois, improving on his 23rd place from last year. This is a terrific result for Max who is in 7th grade and will be eligible to compete again next year. Max had an exceptional year, making Distinguished Honor Roll in the AMC-8 contest for the second time, passing AMC-10 and making AIME! With another year of learning and practicing, we fully expect Max to be among the favorites in the next year’s State MathCounts.

I invite everyone to join me in congratulating these amazing students and celebrating their accomplishments!!! David, Max, and Samuel worked very hard for many years and fully deserve their success.

Samuel’s Award