The Fenn Math Team distinguished itself this year by finishing in the top 25% in the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition and seventh in the State Competition. Ben Kelly, Mark Morton, John Xu, and Quincy Hughes were joined by Ted Pyne and Jon Gong, who competed as individuals.
In the Chapter competition, John finished second; Mark, ninth; Quincy thirteenth; and Ben twenty-third.
The current eighth grade class boasts a group of "very strong" math students, according to Department Chair Ralph Giles. The competition “exposes the boys to a broader engagement with math,” he adds, “they develop a greater appreciation for the talents of others, and they see themselves in the larger mathematical community.”
The team met at 7:30 on Tuesday mornings and balanced their commitment to the group with their many other Fenn obligations. “It has been a real pleasure to work with this set of talented mathletes,” says Ralph.