Kudos to Our Dwight Math Lions!

Dwight students + a passion for math = one successful year for our Math Team!

Our Math Team is an after-school club for Upper School students who enjoy and excel in math. They meet weekly to prepare for, and enter, several local and national league competitions throughout the year, with Math teacher Kerbie Reader, the team’s advisor, cheering them on!

We want to congratulate our 2020-21 team members for their excellent results in three different match-ups:

Math Madness Tournament

Each fall, our team enters this live online tournament hosted jointly by American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and AreteLabs, going up against high school students from across the country, continuing until the team has a loss and is eliminated. This year, nearly 800 schools and 15,000 students competed.

The following Math Team members competed solidly, making it to the third round of elimination in early December:

  • Alessandro Dal Bon ’21
  • Chaz Jackson ’21
  • Pavan Kapoor ’21
  • Chloe Trujillo ’21
  • Jack Xia ’21
  • Akhil Karra ’22
  • Jake Bruner ’23
  • Jack Tonkin ’23
  • Samuel Valles Fons ’23

MathLeague Tournament

While MathLeague is a nationwide tournament, Dwight competes in the New York City division, which is highly competitive. Students competed online both individually and as a team from October to March on each test, and cumulatively for a final score. 

The following students helped make Dwight onto the "high scoring schools" list: 

  • Alessandro Dal Bon ’21
  • Chaz Jackson ’21
  • Pavan Kapoor ’21
  • Jack Xia ’21 
  • Akhil Karra ’22
  • Jake Bruner ’23
  • Ammar Gondal ’23
  • Sarp Sevil ’23
  • Jack Tonkin ’23
  • Samuel Valles Fons ’23

American Mathematics Competitions 

The AMC 10/12 is the most prestigious competition: Students in grades 10-12 compete individually against students from across the country, with high scorers moving on to the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) round. 
Dwight’s Math Team had 25 participants, named below, compete this February. Our top scorers were Akhil Karra ’22 in the AMC 12 contest, and Jake Bruner ’23 in the AMC 10 contest!

AMC 10

  • Dev Banerji ’23
  • Ryan Berkowitz ’23
  • Jake Bruner ’23
  • Baya Jaiswal ’23
  • Lucy Luo ’23
  • Benjamin O’Connor ’23
  • Mica Quelle ’23
  • Sarp Sevil ’23
  • Kyra Spahn ’23
  • Jack Tonkin ’23
  • Samuel Valles Fons ’23
  • João Gasparian ’24
  • Tom Ifrah ’24
  • Camille Rondot ’24
  • Isabella Toigo ’24
  • Julie Veenstra ’24
  • Noor Veenstra ’24
  • Audrey O’Mary ’25

AMC 12

  • Alessandro Dal Bon ’21
  • Chaz Jackson ’21
  • Pavan Kapoor ’21
  • Chloe Trujillo ’21
  • Jack Xia ’21
  • Laureline Costa ’22
  • Akhil Karra ’22

Ms. Reader beamed with pride for our Lion mathematicians, sharing, “Congratulations on a successful year, Math Team! I am so proud of all of you and how well you represented Dwight School's enthusiasm for mathematics. Great job!”
 

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