Our Lady of Peace was represented by members of three different grades at Montini Catholic for their 31st annual math competition.
From sixth grade we had Alana N., Anna K., Bella W., Christian R. and Tim B. Representing seventh grade were Anthony P., Jake A., Leah T. and Marcello S. Our eighth grade team was comprised of Ian S., Joey P., Lucas D., Nick M. and Van G.
The Montini contest is grade-specific and the contest is based around a first set of individual questions and a second set of team questions where members work together. The only calculator allowed is the one God gave them! There are a lot of questions to be answered in a reasonably short time.
There were approximately 450 students at this contest. It is well-attended by schools all over the western suburbs of Chicagoland. Mr. Tanguay is pleased to report that in the seventh grade category, Leah won 8th place for individual competition. In the eighth grade category, Nick was awarded 6th place for individual; Lucas was awarded 5th place for individual; and the team won 1st place in their division. Although our other students did not receive heavy metal awards for their efforts, they are all champions for giving up their Saturday morning to do some intense math. What a great morning for OLP students!!! It’s rare to win at Montini with so much competition, but OLP students really worked hard!
Immediately after the morning at Montini, the same group of five eighth grade boys and Leah traveled to Fenwick Academy in Oak Park for their 43rd annual math contest. Again, we have a high intensity contest where there were three separate twenty-question tests to complete. The contest ends with a “speed-round” in the auditorium, and Joey and Ian were our contest participants for that event. In a speed round, questions are flashed on the giant screen in the auditorium and contestants rapidly calculate to provide the correct answers within a three minute time limit for each question. Fast and accurate computing is necessary here. Mr. Tanguay is pleased to report that Lucas received a 6th place individual trophy for the Fenwick competition in our division. It’s even harder to win at Fenwick and Lucas did very well. Again, these six individuals are all champions for doing double header math contests in one day.
Using your talents – just what Jesus wants you do to! Awesome work, mathletes!!!!