Math Team News

It was a very unusual year for the Newton South Math Team with all the practices and competitions held online. Nevertheless, many Newton South students participated in a number of math tournaments and achieved very good results.

The team finished 3rd in the Greater Boston Mathematics League placing high in each of the four meets. It qualified for Massachusetts State Math Meet and New England Championship Math Meet, although both were cancelled.

The team got a great score in Purple Comet Math Meet and placed 2nd in New England in the large high school division. Well done!

Several Newton South students did well in AMC competitions and were invited to take the AIME exam. Congratulations to this year’s AIME qualifiers: Elena Baskakova, Vivek Vallurupalli, Ethan Pang, Audrey Wei, Joshua Guo. Elena also participated in MAML High School Contest and placed 25 out of 438 overall, being second best 9th grader in the competition. She also placed in the top 10% in the John Hopkins Math Tournament.

Big thanks to the team captains Aidan Leonard, Benson Lu and Matthew Yao and math team advisor Mr. Petrizzi for leading the team and organizing many fun activities.