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2015-2016 a Big Year for Savio Math Team

May 09, 2016
By Admin

In addition to a strong showing at the TAPPS State Academic Meet, the Savio Math Team fared well in a number of other competitions this year. In February they took tests as part of the American Mathematics Competition (AMC). In March they competed in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Championship Meet at University of Texas at San Antonio. Throughout the year they competed in the Texas Mathematics League competition, and in April they competed in the Purple Comet online international math meet.

Freshmen and sophomores took the AMC10 test, and juniors and seniors took the AMC12 test. Emily Shoemaker and Nicholas Isakson both scored in the top 25% nationally on the AMC12. Matthew Bianchi put up the top score among Savio AMC12 test takers and placed in the top 5% nationally. This earned Matthew a certficiation of distinction, and he moved on to the next level of the competition, the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Matthew Meskill and Nicholas Bianchi scored in the top 25% nationally on the AMC10. Jonathan Shoemaker received an honor roll of distinction pin and a certificate of distinction for scoring among the top 1% nationally for AMC10. He moved on to the next level, the AIME, and scored high enough in that to move on to the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad. This places him among the top 230 ninth and tenth graders in the country.

At the TMSCA State Championship Meet in San Antonio the Eagles competed in the 5A division against 27 other schools. They took written tests in Number Sense, Math, Calculator and Science. The Savio team placed 7th in both Number Sense and Math and placed 8th overall. Emily Shoemaker placed 7th among juniors in Math and 9th among juniors in Number Sense. Jonathan Shoemaker placed 1st among freshmen in Math, 2nd among freshmen in Number Sense, 2nd among freshmen in Calculator and 4th among freshmen in Science.

Once each month from October thru March the Eagle Math teamers took a test as part of the Texas Mathematics League competition. The team finished 6th place overall out of 44 teams in the league. Five of Savio's students earned distinction by being among the league's top 35 scorers: Jonathan Shoemaker (9th), Matthew Bianchi (16th), Emily Shoemaker (tie 28th), Nicholas Isakson (tie 28th), and Matthew Meskill (tie 28th).

In the Purple Comet competition the team members were allowed to collaborate to solve problems and entered their answers online. The Eagle team finished 5th in the state of Texas and 25th in the USA in this event.

The team will be looking for another big year in 2016-2017. New players are always welcome. Contact Dr. Marcia Isakson if interested at isaksonmj@gmail.com.