Upper School Math Competition Season in Review

Donovan ’18 Makes School History on American Invitational Math Examination
Alex Donovan’s score on the American Math Competition exam earned him an invitation to take the next level, the AIME (American Invitational Math Examination) in March. His score on that exam, combined with his AMC10 score, earned him an invitation to take the USA (J)MO exam (USA Junior Math Olympiad) on April 28 and 29 for a total of 9 HOURS OF TESTING! This is an exciting achievement for Alex and noteworthy for MICDS – it is the first time in school history that a student has advanced this far in this competition. Congratulations and good luck, Alex!

American Math Competition Results
The AMC (American Math Competition) was held earlier this year and was open to all MICDS students who wanted to participate. Alex Donovan won 1st place for the 9th and 10th grade group, with Richik Chakraborty ’17 and Philip Speegle ’17 finishing in 2nd and 3rd. Lily Xu ’16 earned first for the 11th-12th grade bracket, with Michael O’Keefe ’16 earning 2nd and Allison Tielking ’16 finishing 3rd.

Upper School Math Team Concludes Strong Season With 5th Place Finish at State
Throughout the school year, MICDS math students have participated in the Missouri Math League contests. The MICDS Math Team placed an impressive 5th in state. Alex Donovan earned top honors as the #1 student in Missouri. Lily Xu placed 8th and Michel Ge ’17 came in 26th. Over 30 schools in Missouri competed.

In February and March, our team competed in local events hosted by the Great Plains Math League. Because of their outstanding scores, MICDS qualified for the State Competition held at the University of Missouri on April 11. More than 270 students competed in five events.

Group Event Results
Power Round – 6th place
Alex Donovan, Jake Flom, Michel Ge, Philip Speegle ’17, Michael O’Keefe ’16 and Lily Xu ’16

Team Round – 2nd place
Alex Donovan ’18, Jake Flom ’17, Michel Ge ’17, Philip Speegle ’17, Michael O’Keefe ’16 and Lily Xu ’16

Relay – 3rd place
Alex Donovan, Philip Speegle and Lily Xu

Individual Events Results
Target – 2nd place, Alex Donovan
Sprint – 2nd place, Alex Donovan

Overall Results
Sweepstakes – MICDS earned 4th place
Richik Chakroborty, Alex Donovan, Jake Flom, Michel Ge, Shane Isaak, Abinaya Lakshmanan, Philip Speegle, Michael O’Keefe and Lily Xu

The team’s 4th place finish in the Sweepstakes qualified them for the final level of competition to be held in Kansas City in May. Typically, students six states and one U.S. Commonwealth participate in the competition! Go Math Rams!

Lynn Kalcic, Upper School Math Teacher and Registrar, coaches the math teams.