Chesapeake Science Point (CSP) Public Charter School’s Math Team, Team Infinity continued its winning ways last Saturday, winning the first competition of the Anne Arundel Community College’s (AACC) high school math competition season. CSP won the 2011-2012 season competition, finishing first in four of the five events, and hopes to continue its excellent results into the new season.
In this competition, students compete in two rounds, an individual round where students have thirty minutes to complete six hard problems, and a team round where a team of five students must work together to complete six more very challenging problems in thirty minutes. A team’s top three scoring individual scores are averaged and added to their top scoring team score to create the schools final score for each meet. In today’s competition, only six students from the sixteen school’s competing achieved a perfect score on the individual portion of the contest, three of those were from CSP. Adedoyin Olagbegi (9th grade), Jeremy Dy (8th grade), and Lukash Onyshkevych (11th grade) each solved all six individual questions. On the team round, the high scoring CSP team answered 5 out of 6 correctly, to give CSP 11 out of 12 points overall and the first place finish.
Chesapeake Science Point was represented at this competition by Yusef Ali, Jack Alt, Catherine Ault, Kristofer Burkowski, Ryan Budahazy, Ahtesham Chaudhry, Jason Clyde, Jeremy Dy, Benjamin Kelm, Mark Kelm, David Kravets, Anthony Krieger, Michael Moler, Adedoyin Olagbegi, Lukash Onyshkevych, Ruslan Onyshkevych, Dominic Rivera, Clarissa Sorrels and Sean Willes.
Chesapeake Science Point students earn these outstanding results due to the hard work and dedication of the students, their teachers, coaches and parents. CSP Team Infinity practices competitive math every morning, starting an hour and half before school opens every day, with their coach and CSP teacher Mr. Ferhat Avsar, along with their assistant coach, parent volunteer Mr. Bernie Kelm. Their morning math routine includes practicing competition formats in fun ways and learning math techniques as much from their coaches as they do from each other. By keeping math practice fun, interesting and engaging the students are able to learn ways to not only excel in competitive math but to also learn lessons that extend to all aspects of life.
Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School with Anne Arundel County Public Schools located at 7321 Parkway Drive South, Hanover, Maryland, is a nationally recognized public charter school with a strong focus on science, math and technology and emphasizes preparation of its students for continued higher education. The school consistently places at the top in test scores in several categories at the state level and has competed and placed highly in mathematics competitions nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the CSP website at: www.mycsp.org.
Full Contest Results:
Chesapeake Science Point: 11.00
Archbishop Spalding: 10.00
North County: 9.33
Severna Park: 9.00
South River: 8.00
The Key School: 5.67
Old Mill: 0.67
Glen Burnie: 0.00