The Hampton High School Math Challenge Team, consisting of John Arnold, Oliver Ebeling–Koning, Robert Hedges, Trevor Kyle and Evan Wilson, earned an Honorable Mention Status and a Team Scholarship Award of $1,000 at the Moody’s Math Challenge. The money will be divided among team members.
More than 5,000 students competed in this year’s contest, using math modeling to identify and rank the best regions in the country for establishing high-speed rail lines as part of a nationwide network. Students were required to use their math skills, along with critical thinking, research and analytical skills to reach their conclusion. Teams consisting of three to five students worked independently via the internet and had only 14 hours to study the issue, collect data and devise models before uploading their solutions in the form of a research paper.
Papers were analyzed by more than 100 math judges, who ranked the submissions. Only 55 teams were awarded recognition for their work. While several local schools had teams that competed, only Hampton and North Hills High School had teams that received the Honorable Mention Status.
Congratulations to our students on a job well done!