San Jose, May 5, 2017: Moreland School District announced that nine Moreland students placed at the MathCon National Finals held at the University of Illinois in Chicago, April 22, 2017. Among the top 1% of students chosen to advance from the Regional competition in March, only the top scores received an Honorable Mention or higher:
Gold Medal: Ian O. from Country Lane
Gold Medal: Ashwin R. Moreland Middle School
Honorable Mention: Ryoma S. from Country Lane
Honorable Mention: Nabh S. from Country Lane
Honorable Mention: Akshath K. from Easterbrook Discovery
Honorable Mention: Marcus L. from Easterbrook Discovery
Honorable Mention: Ishan G. from Easterbrook Discovery
Honorable Mention: Siddharth B. from Moreland Middle
Honorable Mention: Junwoo J. from Moreland Middle
In March, students from Country Lane, Payne, Easterbrook Discovery and Moreland Middle Schools represented eleven of the 576 students invited to compete in this National Competition. Approximately 50,000 students from 43 states in public, private, charter, and home schools took the initial online exam at their school to qualify for MathCON.
MathCON was created in 2008 by Concept Schools as a Midwest competition with just 125 participants, and has since grown into a national event. MathCON’s goal is to engage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outside of the classroom and encourage more students to enter the STEM fields, which are currently some of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Students nationwide compete across several mathematical disciplines: algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, number systems, and pre-calculus.
In MathCON’s 2016 competition, Moreland had three students place nationally and one global ranking in MathCON’s 2015 competition. The Moreland School District is incredibly proud of the success these students have accomplished.