Congratulations go out to Montini Catholic's Bronco Mathletes for earning a 9th Place overall trophy at the ICTM (The Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics) State Math Competition (Division 2A) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, May 5th. This year marked the 18th consecutive year the Montini team has traveled downstate! (It is the 14th consecutive year that they have finished in the top 10 in Division 2A at State.) A total of 53 schools competed in Division 2A this year.
"Our team won medals in 6 of the 14 events and missed receiving medals in two additional events by just one point," said Mrs. Christine McManus, Math teacher/department chair and Math Team advisor. "It was a great day!"
Individual medalist: Senior, Chris Hejny earned a 6th place medal in Precalculus
Team medalists: 3rd place: Junior-Senior 8-person Team of Chris Hejny, Monica Oleski, Jake Mondschean, Ivan Felty, Olivia Herrmann, Gabby Lambesis, George Lambesis, Zekai (Jamey) Yao
5th place: Precalculus Team of Chris Hejny, Thomas Batka, Monica Oleski, Jake Mondschean, Jake Ream, and Ivan Felty
5th place: Freshmen-Sophomore 2-person Team of David Batka and Allen Nilson 6th place: Freshmen-Sophomore Relay Team of Ayaan Dhir, Cooper Petersen, Matt Hejny, Sarah Zimmerman
8th place: Geometry Team of David Batka, Kylie Boyer, Matt Hejny, Luke Marciniak, Myles Marciniak, and Sarah Zimmerman
9th place: Freshmen-Sophomore 8-person Team of David Batka, Kylie Boyer, Cody Collier, Myles Marciniak, Nick Gerbasi, Cooper Petersen, Heather Sledzinski, Ben Snukst
Montini Catholic Mathletes are one of only three teams and the only Catholic school in the state of Illinois Division 2A to qualify for the ICTM State Math Competition consecutively since 2001. The team practices and competes September through May and belongs to the Catholic Math League South, competing against A and AA schools.
The purpose of the ICTM State Math Contest is to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement, encourage independent study, stimulate interest in mathematics, and provide a wholesome meeting ground for students and teachers of mathematics through academic competition. The competition has two age brackets: one for high school students and one for junior high or middle school students.