Mathletic ability has its rewards
Eight Mathletes earn top prizes at Kettering’s 12th Annual Math Olympiad.
They came to Kettering University’s 12th Annual Math Olympiad to flex their mathletic muscles and compete for some serious scholarship opportunities and awesome prizes – and eight mathletes left victorious.
The Math Olympiad winners were:
First Place, and winning a 4.5 year full-tuition scholarship to Kettering University, was Mayank Patke from Okemos, Mich. Mayank is a senior and attends Okemos High School.
Second Place, winning a 4.5 year full-tuition scholarship to Kettering University, was Kyungmo Ryu from Birmingham, Mich. Kyungmo is a junior and attends Detroit Country Day School.
Third Place, a 4.5 year full-tuition scholarship to Kettering University, Nevin Mital from Rochester Hills, Mich. Nevin is a sophomore and attends Rochester Adams High School.
Fourth - Eight Places, winning a 4.5 year half-tuition scholarships to Kettering University were (in alphabetical order):
Phillip Bonneville from Metamora, Mich. Phillip is a senior and is homeschooled.
Hirsh Jain from West Bloomfield, Mich. Hirsh is a senior and attends International Academy.
Zachary Obsniuk from Livonia, Mich. Zachary is a freshman and attends Winston Churchill High School.
Samuel Tenka from Ypsilanti, Mich. Samuel is a junior and attends Early College Alliance at EMU.
Alan Xu from Ypsilanti, Mich. Alan is a junior and attends Detroit Country Day.
(Note: Because the results for 4th-7th place finishers were too close this year, organizers of the Math Olympiad decided to award five instead of four prizes in this category.)
Additional prizes were awarded for:
First Place Prize: $1,000 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Second Place Prize: $700 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Third Place Prize: $300 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Fourth to Seventh Place Prize: $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate
The scholarship portions of the prizes will be awarded upon admission to Kettering University.
The Mathematics Olympiad at Kettering University is a competition designed to identify and encourage students with interests and abilities in Mathematics. The Kettering University Math Olympiad is one of the most prestigious mathematical competitions in the region. The examination is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. However any student working toward a high school degree who is currently enrolled in a public school, private school or a home-school program can sit for the examination.
The competition consists of six challenging problems and has a time limit of four hours. The problems range from "mind-benders" that require little mathematical skills to problems that require the knowledge of geometry, trigonometry and beginning calculus. No calculators are permitted for this competition. The competition was hosted on Dec. 1, 2012.
Read more on Kettering’s Mathematics Olympiad.
Contact: Patricia Mroczek