BMS seventh-graders ace national math competition

Bay Middle School seventh-grade Continental Math League team. Left-to-right, front row: James Chilton, Miya DeBolt, Norah Schlegel, Caitlyn Hartzell, Ella Tenerowicz, Josie Scholtz, Renee Duffy. Middle row: Jack Oster, PJ Sobczak, Logan Bennefeld, Jackson Schelzig, Nikolas Wassmer, Adam Tenerowicz, Joey Hinshaw, Iain Ray, Sheldon Coffman, math teacher Lauren Hill;. Back row: Ben Linson, Adriana Pirinelli, Anna Mayer, Adam Ward, Luke Nageotte, James Fowles, Ethan Jacobs, Frank Bird, Phoebe Sutherland. (Not pictured are Elise Kelley and Andy Mold.)

Bay Middle School’s seventh-grade Continental Math League (CML) team ranked first out of 92 schools from across the nation. The team scored a cumulative 180/180.

In addition, seventh-graders Frank Bird, Andy Mold and Jackson Schelzig were recognized as individual national leaders, each scoring a cumulative 36/36, in the CML program.

Participating students meet five times during the school year to individually tackle problem-solving and math challenges. Bay Middle School competed in the more difficult Pythagorean Division, reflecting above-average reading comprehension and analytical reasoning, as well as computational skills appropriate to the grade level.

The top five student scores are added together to form the grade-level score for each meet. That score is ranked against other schools across the country so that students are competing as a team, as well as individually.

Math teacher Lauren Hill coordinates the CML program at Bay Middle School. “The program allows students to challenge themselves and really see what they can do in terms of problem solving,” she said.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 9:38 AM, 05.15.2018