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Math League success at Scecina

Scecina Memorial High School students have done well in the school’s second year of participation in the Catholic Math League. 

Students will take two more tests this school year. 

Scecina has some top performers nationally. Freshman Stuart Donlan ranks 13th in the nation in Geometry while Hugo Liu is ranked eighth and Sean Ye ranked 13th in Advanced  Math. 

The numbers of schools and students participating nationally in each round varies from test to test. 

Last year was Scecina first year competed in Math League (See Catholic Math League puts Scecina students' knowledge to the test).

“I think it is great that we get to expand the contest this year by including Geometry,” said Miss Natalie Leonhardt, Math Department Chair. “Our Geometry students are doing extremely well in the contest over all. I am hoping that by having each of these contests year after year our students are learning more tips on how to take a math standardized test. 

Ideally, over the years, they will be getting to participate in the Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry contests before they are going to take the SAT and/or ACT. In addition, our Freshmen and sophomore students are getting practice for the Algebra I ISTEP test.” 

Overall Results from Rounds 1 and 2 (out of 50 points) 

Algebra I (Ranked 49th out 91 schools) 1. Jason Jin (23 points); 2. Thomas DeFreese and Jacob Sitzman (20); 3.LaRon Bradshaw and Yulin Yang (19); 4. Jacob Grimmer and Jack Eichholtz (18); 5. Ellaina Oxlaj, Emily Adams, and Joshua Thomas (17)

Geometry (Ranked 21st out of 42 schools)  1.41 – Stuart Donlan (41 points), ranked 13th in the nation); 2. Jimiao Zhang (38); 3. Anna Dong (31); 4.30 – Lydia Feng and Osighe Akpeokhai (30); 5. Simbiat Abdul, Julia Johnston, Shane Bakemeyer, and Andre Fu (29)

Algebra II (Ranked 16th out of 36 schools ) 1. Ryan Ziming (39);  2. Lydia Feng and Aleksandr Orange-Miller (33) 3. Robert Trembly (28)  4. Madison Beriault (23) 5. Michael Gallagher (21)

Advanced Math (Ranked sixth out of 42 schools)  1. Hugo Liu, ranked eighth in the nation, (47) 2. Sean Ye, ranked 13th in the nation (45) 3. Xiangyu Wang (44) 4. Shuyao Li (39) 5. Alex Wang (38)

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Tim Kohl wrote:
It's good to see the positive math test results. Hopefully you are also assessing and providing the results by percentages of the students in the different quartiles and the overall results aren't being skewed by a smaller group of really good students. I'd also rather have seen the comments from Miss Leonhardt to have been directed at learning the areas where the students aren't performing as well, so we can improve our overall teaching rather than teaching to take the test. I recognize the importance of test taking, because it determines their college acceptance, but the focus needs to be on improving teaching the subjects and the test taking success will follow.

Sun, February 4, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

2. Tim Kohl wrote:
It's good to see the positive math test results. Hopefully you are also assessing and providing the results by percentages of the students in the different quartiles and the overall results aren't being skewed by a smaller group of really good students. I'd also rather have seen the comments from Miss Leonhardt to have been directed at learning the areas where the students aren't performing as well, so we can improve our overall teaching rather than teaching to take the test. I recognize the importance of test taking, because it determines their college acceptance, but the focus needs to be on improving teaching the subjects and the test taking success will follow.

Sun, February 4, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

3. soundcloud downloader wrote:
Scecina Memorial High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott W. Miller as the new head coach of the Crusaders boys varsity basketball team.

Thu, October 18, 2018 @ 12:37 AM

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