Math Team Trumps San Marino at Bay Math League

By Cole Cahill
Assoc. Feature Editor

The math team placed 4th out of 12 schools at the first Bay Math League meet last Wednesday beating San Marino High School at West High School in Torrance on October 21.

Senior Scott Kawakami, juniors Anthony Chen, Jaehyung Choi, and Kendrick Shen, and freshman Kai Dettman achieved perfect marks of 30 out of 30 points. Some participants felt that this event was less difficult than previous competitions, but others remarked that the team round of the event proved to be a challenge.

“Without taking anything away from the juniors, who did great, I think the freshmen did an outstanding job,” Math Club president Raymond Gilmartin said. “The freshmen have it the toughest because they have never taken Math Analysis or Calculus. But they got points in both of those events, and did well in the other events, too.”

The competition consists of five individual events — Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Math Analysis, Calculus, and research. Each participant had enter three individual, along with a team event.

The South Pasadena aims to beat the historically successful Arcadia High in overall points this year, despite falling short at this meet. The team anticipates their next round of the Bay Math League with excitement and high expectations.

“We typically don’t do as well as Arcadia, so this year we really want to get ahead of them in the rankings and improve our school’s standings.” Gilmartin said.