By Andrew Gruhn
The Math Club placed second in the last round of the Bay Math League at South Torrance High School on Wednesday, April 15. Out of ten schools, Arcadia High School finished first place overall, Peninsula took second, and San Marino came in third. South Pasadena trailed behind San Marino by 17 points placing fourth, and Palos Verdes tied with North Hollywood for fifth place.
Sixteen SPHS students attended the competition, and each participated in three of five categories which included geometric similarity, conics, triangle trigonometry, area and volume, and probability.
Freshman Allison Kim obtained a perfect score of 30 while senior Michael Tu followed with 27 points. Junior Raymond Gilmartin had the third highest combined score, from all four rounds of the competition, out of any eleventh grader.
“We made some careless errors that cost us points, but the meet was a rewarding way to end the competition year,” senior Glenda Chen said. “Second place is the best we’ve ever done in any BML round. Learning is about progression and improvement, and with the foundation we’ve given to Math Club this year, we know that next year will be even better.”