Math team placed fifth in state at NMSL contest


Kenneth Peters

With two students scoring perfect, the math team placed fifth in the state at its fourth North Suburban Math League meet this school year.

Audrey Park, Managing Editor

The math team placed second out of four participating schools — and fifth in the state — at its fourth North Suburban Math League meet this year on Feb. 2 at Whitney Young Magnet High School.

Math team co-captain Jeffrey Chen and ninth grader Victor Chen received perfect scores. A full breakdown of the competition by score can be seen here.

The entire math team participated in the first four meets. The math team will send five members per grade level to compete in the fifth NMSL contest on March 2. If they qualify, the team will advance to the final, exclusive competition where individual members with the highest scores will compete.

The math team is currently in seventh place, including all four meets, so the results of this particular meet boosted the team’s overall score. 

Jeffrey said the NSML competitions serve as great team bonding experiences.

“The competition was really fun,” Jeffrey said. “One of the best parts of NMSL is you can meet people from other schools, so that is always nice. Every NMSL, there is a candy bar contest where the entire team works to answer problem sets, so it is always enjoyable.”