Published in

March 08, 2022

Oak Hill Academy achieves a NJ Private School First at MathCounts

MathCounts, a national mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has served millions of middle school students since 1984. On Thursday, February 17, a group of students from Oak Hill Academy, Lincroft, competed in the annual MathCounts Tri-County Competition.  Oak Hill competed against public, private and parochial students in Middlesex, Monmouth and Union Counties.  The Regional coordinator stated a few years ago that this is one of the most difficult regions in the entire state of New Jersey.

NJ Private School MathCounts Regional Champion
Harry Fan

The competition consists of three rounds. The first round is a 30-question test covering every strand of mathematics. Every question is a word problem with increasing difficulty.  The second round consists of four sets of two high-level word problems.  The students are given two problems at a time and have six minutes in which to complete them.  This is exceedingly stressful because once the six minutes is up, the students cannot return to a prior set of questions! The last round is completed as a four-person team.  The team is given 10 very challenging questions with 20 minutes in which to solve them.  Successful completion of this round requires leadership and teamwork.

Representing Oak Hill Academy in this rigorous competition were:

Maya Bhasin, Michael Engle, Harry Fan (team member), Buddy Levy, Ariana Li, Vincent Li (team member), Leela Kumar, David Seetoo, Annabel Sparano (team captain), Audrey Wei, Brian Xu and Tylor Yang (team member).

This year in addition to being the top private school in the region, one of Oak Hill’s students, 8th grader, Harry Fan, placed first out of 174 mathletes in the tri-county.  Placing first gives Harry an automatic spot in the State MathCounts competition scheduled for Thursday, March 31.  This is the first time anyone from a private school in this region has advanced to the state.  Harry prepared tirelessly for the Regional competition and has increased his intensity of preparation for the upcoming State competition while still keeping abreast of his normal academic requirements in school.  

Congratulations to Coach Mrs. Rita Cotterell and her team of mathletes!

Newsletter

Share
Article By Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy is a Monmouth County NJ private school that is co-educational, independent, nonsectarian, and nonprofit for grades per-kindergarten through eight.

Our Latest News

Discovering Excellence: How Oak Hill Academy’s Unique Curriculum Leads the Way in New Jersey’s Private Education

When choosing a private school for their children, parents often face the challenge of finding an institution that not only offers academic excellence but also fosters holistic development. In the competitive landscape of private education in New Jersey, Oak Hill Academy (OHA) stands out for its distinctive approach to curriculum design and implementation. Here’s why […]

Read More
Unveiling Excellence: Why Oak Hill Academy Stands as Monmouth County’s Premier Educational Institution

Nestled in the heart of Monmouth County, New Jersey, Oak Hill Academy shines as a beacon of academic excellence and holistic education. With its rich history, unwavering commitment to nurturing young minds, and a plethora of opportunities for growth, Oak Hill Academy stands as a testament to what an educational institution should aspire to be.

Read More
24 Elements of an Outstanding Educational Environment

24 Elements of an Outstanding Educational Environment In the realm of education, the quality of the environment plays a pivotal role in shaping the learning experiences and outcomes of students. An outstanding educational environment is not merely confined to the physical space but encompasses a multifaceted approach that nurtures intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, and […]

Read More
Can AI teach us to think creatively and critically?

Can AI teach us to think creatively and critically? As someone who has been involved in education for over 60 years, I have seen learning mechanisms evolve and change over time.  Recently, I have devoted my time to the changes that Artificial Intelligence will bring to the educational landscape.  I firmly believe that advances in […]

Read More
Get The Latest News From Oak Hill! Join our newsletter now
News & Events

News & Events

Featured News

More News

Oak Hill Soccer Kits donated to children in Africa Read More
Day of AI at OHA Read More
Letters to Soldiers Read More
Students meet author, Kate Moore Read More
View More

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 4
View All Events