BRATTLEBORO -- Ten fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students participated in this year’s Math Olympiad program at Academy School: Annie Takacs, Jack Price, Chandre Pero, Alex Shuey, Jackson Levengood, Kory ChoqueStenn, Martin Sipowicz, Elizabeth Day, Melina Nelson, and Carter Falk. Weekly practice sessions were supervised by Deborah Abbott, Math Curriculum Coordinator.
Nationally, students who pit their wits against Math Olympiad problems rank amongst the best mathematics students in their schools. An embroidered patch is awarded to those in the top 50 percent nationwide of all participants. At Academy, five students achieved this award: Jack Price, Chandre Pero, Alex Shuey, Jackson, Levengood, and Annie Takacs. Annie Takacs received a silver pin, awarded to the top 10 percent of scorers in the United States, and a trophy, awarded to the top scorer on the team. The team met weekly to practice solving difficult problems, enjoying the challenges and marveling at the tactics of various strategies. Persistence and perseverance were partners for these young mathematicians. Practice culminated in five monthly contests, November through March, each consisting of five problems. Announcements of the final scores were just announced this month.
Member Schools are located in forty-nine states, nine American Territories, and approximately twenty-five foreign countries. Academy School is the only Brattleboro school that sponsors a Math Olympiad