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NEML 4 Results 21-22!

26 students sat for the 2nd round of the New England Math League!

NEML 4!

On another hard round the team finished with an average individual score of 2.42 and a team score of 22!

Here are the top finishers by grade:

  • 12th – 4 points – Anita Hua, Jerry Landman, Bruton Strange
  • 11th – 5 points – Getchell Gibbons
  • 10th – 5 points – Jeffrey Warner
  • 9th – 4 points – Jack Berrien

The fifth round of the New England Math League will take place on Thursday, February 10th in Schoolhouse 25! Anyone at any level of math is welcome to compete! The competition lasts 30 minutes, you may use a calculator, and you must begin before 3:15pm.

The team score (22) is the sum of our top 5 scores:

  • 5 points: Getchell Gibbons, Jeffrey Warner
  • 4 points: Bruton Strange, Jerry Landman, Anita Hua, Jeffrey Warner, Jack Berrien

Here are our team’s individual high scorers after 3 rounds:

18 points – Jack Berrien
17 points – Bruton Strange
16 points – Shuei Harada, Jeffrey Warner
15 points – Jerry Landman
14 points – Getchell Gibbons, Anita Hua, Joe Zhou
13 points – Francis Cataldo
12 points – Shirley Shi, Dionysus Lively, Alan Rodal, Juanes Vargas

NEML 3 Results 21-22!

24 students sat for the 2nd round of the New England Math League!

On the hardest round yet the team finished with an average individual score of 2.46 and a team score of 21!

Here are the top finishers by grade:

  • 12th – 4 points – Bruton Strange, Juanes Vargas, Jerry Landma, Anita Hua, Alan Rodal
  • 11th – 5 points – Shuei Harada
  • 10th – 4 points – Jeffrey Warner
  • 9th – 3 points – Jack Berrien, Dionysus Lively
  • 7th – 2 points – Leo Ahtaridis

The fourth round of the New England Math League will take place on Thursday, January 13th in Schoolhouse 25! Anyone at any level of math is welcome to compete! The competition lasts 30 minutes, you may use a calculator, and you must begin before 3:15pm.

The team score (21) is the sum of our top 5 scores:

  • 5 points: Shuei Harada
  • 4 points: Bruton Strange, Juanes Vargas, Jerry Landman, Anita Hua, Alan Rodal, Jeffrey Warner

Here are our team’s individual high scorers after 3 rounds:

14 points – Jack Berrien
13 points – Shuei Harada, Bruton Strange
12 points – Juanes Vargas
11 points – Jerry Landman, Jeffrey Warner, Joe Zhou
10 points – Anita Hua, Alan Rodal, Francis Cataldo
9 points – Dionysus Lively, Leo Ahtaridis, Shirley Shi, Getchell Gibbons

NEML 2 Results 21-22!

34 students sat for the 2nd round of the New England Math League!

The team finished with an average individual score of 2.97 and a team score of 26!

A huge congrats to Jack Berrien for earning our team’s first perfect individual round score!

Jack Berrien ’25

Here are the top finishers by grade:

  • 12th – 5 points – Francis Cataldo, Juanes Vargas
  • 11th – 5 points – Getchell Gibbons, Shuei Harada
  • 10th – 4 points – Joe Zhoe
  • 9th – 6 points – Jack Berrien
  • 7th – 2 points – Leo Ahtaridis

The third round of the New England Math League will take place on Thursday, December 2nd in Schoolhouse 25! Anyone at any level of math is welcome to compete! The competition lasts 30 minutes, you may use a calculator, and you must begin before 3:15pm.

The team score (26) is the sum of our top 5 scoring students:

  • 6 points: Jack Berrien
  • 5 points: Francis Cataldo, Juanes Vargas, Getchell Gibbons, Shuei Harada

NEML 1 Results 21-22!

An all-time high of 42 students sat for the 1st round of the New England Math League!

NEML #1

The team finished with an average individual score of 2.55 and a team score of 22!

Here are the top finishers by grade:

  • 12th – 5 points – Bruton Strange
  • 11th – 3 points – Connor Capshaw, Getchell Gibbons, Shuei Harada, Shirley Shi
  • 10th – 4 points – Jeffrey Warner
  • 9th – 5 points – Jack Berrien
  • 7th – 4 points – Leo Ahtaridis

The second round of the New England Math League takes place on Thursday, November 4th in Schoolhouse 25! Anyone at any level of math is welcome to compete! The competition lasts 30 minutes, you may use a calculator, and you must begin before 3:15pm.

Our team score is the sum of our top 5 scoring students:

  • 5 points: Bruton Strange, Jack Berrien
  • 4 points: Sarah Markey, Sofia Michalski, Vishal Remvelu, Frannie Cataldo, Joe Zhou, Jeffrey Warner, Leo Ahtardis

AMC 2021 Signups!

The AMC10/12 competitions are coming up!

Please fill out this form if you’d like to compete.

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. Complete info about the events is online here.

Not only are the competitions extremely fun, strong AMC scores can help you stand out during the college application process!

The AMC10A and AMC12A competitions will be given on Wednesday, November 10th from 9:45 to 11:15am. [Competitors will miss E period and some or all of advisory.]

The AMC10B and AMC12B competitions will be given on Tuesday, November 16th from 3:30 to 5pm.

The A and B dates are the same difficulty. You can participate in BOTH events, but only at ONE level, either 10 or 12. (The advantage to competing on both dates is that you get two chances to score high enough to qualify for the next competition, the AIME.)

The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10.

The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

Both A and B dates will be administered online through the AoPS system. All competitors will need to bring their Surface, charger, and at least 2 pencils to the competition which will most likely be administered in Plimpton classroom.

Lots of AMC example problems and solutions are online here.

New England Math League 21-22!

NEML fun!

The NEML is a 6-round individual math competition. Each round consists of 6 questions that are each worth 1 point. Topics range from Algebra 1 to Trigonometry. A sample contest can be found here.

Anyone at ANY level of math is welcome to compete!

This year the rounds will run on:

  • Round 1 = Thursday, October 21st, 2021
  • Round 2 = Thursday, November 4th, 2021
  • Round 3 = Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
  • Round 4 = Thursday, January 13th, 2022
  • Round 5 = Thursday, February 10th, 2022
  • Round 6 = Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Each round takes places in Schoolhouse 25, lasts 30 minutes and participants may use a calculator.

Participants may begin any time between 2:45 and 3:15pm on competition days.

No sign ups are needed. Just show up at Schoolhouse 25 with a pencil and a calculator!

Each round our team score is the sum of our top 5 individual scores.

This year prizes will be awarded to the top finishers from each grade at Williston!

’20-’21 New England Math League Final Standings

The ’20-’21 NEML is now complete! After 6 thrilling rounds, Williston finished 16th out of 76 schools!

Please join me in congratulating the whole team!

Here are the top-scoring schools:

Here are Williston’s overall top scoring students:

Here are the top 3 Williston finishers by grade:

2021: Anfisa Bogdanenko, Na Kyung Lee, Kenshin Kadoya

2022: Vishal Ramvelu, Anita Hua, Francis Cataldo

2023: Avi Falk, Olivia Lu, Louisa Coughlin

2024: Joe Zhou, Crystal Tan, Charlotte Zeng

2025: Jack Berrien

Yahya and Jack score big! Ji Soo begins the USAMO!

The results are in from the 7th and 8th grade rounds of the New England Math League!

Yahya Wilson ’26 finished 6th in the 7th grade division and Jack Berrien ’25 finished 28th in the 8th grade! [Competitors from 30 schools from all around New England participated.]

Congratulations Yahya and Jack!

Ji Soo Hwang ’21 began the two-day USA Math Olympiad today. Each day she will have 4.5 hours to work on three proof-based problems. Good luck Ji Soo!

Ji Soo!

Ji Soo Hwang Has Qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

Ji Soo

By virtue of her 249 index score (AMC12A + 10*AIME score), Ji Soo Hwang ’21 has qualified for the highly selective USA Math Olympiad!

The 2021 USAMO is a two-day event. Each day (April 13th and 14th), Ji Soo will be working on 3 different problems for 4.5 hours.

The top scorers on the USAMO go on to participate in the Math Olympiad Program, a summer program at Carnegie Mellon University. The main purpose of MOP, held since 1974, is to select and train the six members of the U.S. team for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Good luck Ji Soo!