The event was open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Participants were challenged first with an individual test and second with a team test. The grades were divided into three divisions: Euclid, Pythagoras and Riemann.
After taking their tests, students were treated to a pizza lunch before assembling in the gym for awards. The top 10 individual scores of each division as well as the top 3 teams' scores of each of the three divisions were recognized. Members of our Bronco Math Team were on hand to assist throughout the day. Principal Maryann O'Neill greeted all winners with a congratulatory handshake as they gave out the medals and certificates.
2017 Robert Huntoon Memorial Math Contest - First Place Team Winners
8th Grade Riemann Division: Butler Junior High School, Oakbrook
8th Grade Pythagoras Division: Holy Cross School, Wheaton
8th Grade Euclid Division: Our Lady of Peace School, Darien
7th Grade Riemann Division: Glen Crest Middle School, Glen Ellyn
6th Grade Riemann Division: Butler Junior High School, Oak Brook
Robert Huntoon was Montini Catholic's Math Department Chair who conceived the idea for a math contest at Montini Catholic. He also started the student Math Team at the school. "Besides teaching math, Huntoon also ran Montini Catholic's Bingo for years and helped with the plays and concerts," said Kim Richmond. "He was a fixture at our school and loved by many."