Oak Hill Academy Students Earn 1st Place School Trophy at Mathleague.org Competition
On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 five Oak Hill Academy six graders competed in an elementary mathematics contest sponsored by Mathleague.org. This regional competition was held at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills. Mathleague.org sponsors a number of elementary school contests to be held throughout the country each school year. The contests are structured in such a way that students find the tests good preparation for other elementary and junior high math contests. Top-scoring students at qualifying meets held throughout the year are invited to compete at their state's championship in the spring, and winners of the state championships are invited to a national championship in Houston, Texas in June.
Oak Hill Academy was the first place school! The team of Isabelle Darman, Michael Gao, Robert Schweikert, and Audrey Yan came in 1st place out of the nine schools that competed. All four students, along with Oak Hill 6th grader Demetra Giannakopoulos (Colts Neck), qualified to move on to the state round.
Individual awards were also given out for top scorers in each grade. Oak Hill Academy sixth graders Isabelle Darman (Freehold) came in fourth place and Robert Schweikert (Atlantic Highlands) came in third place. Oak Hill sixth grader Michael Gao (Holmdel) came in 1st place out of all the students at the competition. The contest features a number sense round, target round, sprint round, and team round. Michael outscored everyone on each and every round. His score of 277 out of a total of 300 points was close to perfect and one of the highest recorded in any of the regional competitions across the country.
This academic year Oak Hill Academy has qualified eleven students for the state competition in the spring. Their success can be attributed to their hard work, their love of mathematics, and their challenging math curriculum both during school and in extra-curricular activities at Oak Hill.