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Contest Results 2020-2021

Learning and practicing analytical reasoning skills goes a long way towards the success in math contests. Even more importantly, when people do what they love, they usually do it quite well. And so, our students are very good when it comes to math competitions.

In 2020-2021, our teams finished among the best in Illinois, Midwest Region, and Nationally in a number of contests. Six of our students were Math Kangaroo National Champions; seven students were National Champions and three students were Midwest Regional Champions in the CML contests; three students earned George Lenchner Medals and 18 students earned Gold Pins in MOEMS contests; seven students made Honor Roll and nine made Achievement Roll in the AMC-8 contest; many students made various other Honor Rolls and earned other individual awards.

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MOEMS-M Penultimate Meet Results

3 students earn perfect scores; 14 students score 4 out of 5!

In February, our teams competed in the penultimate meet of the MOEMS-M competition. This was another difficult test but our teams persevered. Our Team A (students in Grades 7-8) has 180 points out of 200 – fifteen more than the best our teams ever had at this point – and is all but guaranteed the Highest Team Achievement Award. Team B (students in Grades 5-6) has 145 points and is one step away from earning the Meritorious Team Achievement Award for top 6th grade teams.

Individually, students averaged 2.7 out of 5, compared to 2.0 national average! Congratulations to Amanda S, David C, and Henry C who earned perfect scores in this difficult test!

David C and Henry C earned perfect scores in all 4 meets and are one step away from the most prestigious George Lenchner Medal!!!

Twelve students with the score of 17 or better, including a fifth grader Dylan T, have a shot at the Gold Pin. Thirty eight students with 13 or better, including fifth graders Ari S, Charlotte O, Edward J, and Gus M could earn Silver Pin.

Let’s cheer for our exceptional young students!!!

MOEMS-E Penultimate Meet Results

19 students earn perfect scores; 28 students score 4 out of 5!

In February, our teams competed in the penultimate meet of the MOEMS-E competition. Despite rather hard test, 47 students on our teams scored 4 or better. All three teams are ahead of the best scores in the history of our program for their respective levels:

  • Team A (Levels 4 and 5) has 187 out of 200 points after 4 meets.
  • Team B (Level 3) has 166 out of 200 points after 4 meets.
  • Team C (Level 2) has 151 out of 200 points after 4 meets.

Individually, students averaged 3.10 out of 5, compared to 1.95 national average! Here are the averages by grade on our team compared with the national averages (the difference is shown in parenthesis):

  • Grade 3: 3.35 vs 1.60 (+1.75)
  • Grade 4: 2.60 vs 1.60 (+1.00)
  • Grade 5: 2.95 vs 2.00 (+0.95)
  • Grade 6: 3.65 vs 2.25 (+1.40)

Congratulations to Aarush G, Amaira M (Gr. 4), Austin L, Brandon K, Charlotte O, Grady S, Gus M, Jake I, James B (Gr. 3), John X (Gr. 3), Leo R (Gr. 4), Peter D, Sahana R, Samual A, Simran G, Tai N, Tien N, Tyler H and William W (Gr. 3) who earned perfect scores!

Aarush G, Jake I, and James B (Gr. 3) earned perfect scores in all 4 meets and are one step away from the most prestigious George Lenchner Medal!!!

Jason P, John X (Gr. 3), Leo R (Gr. 4), Peter D, Tien N and William W (Gr. 3) have 19 out of 20 and will make the Honor Roll with a perfect score in the final meet!!!

Twenty three students with the score of 17 or better have a shot at the Gold Pin and 50 students with 13 or better could earn Silver Pin.

Let’s cheer for our exceptional young students!!!

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