Local high schools combine forces to win Stanford Math Tournament
A team of local advanced math students recently traveled to Menlo Park for the annual Stanford Math Tournament, a prestigious international competition of over 500 high school mathematics scholars held on Feb. 18 at Stanford University.
Canyon Crest Academy senior Henry Malty and Canyon Crest sophomore Robert Burklund competed in the Algebra and Calculus categories; Torrey Pines High School senior Anson Kahng and Canyon Crest Academy sophomore Brandon Zeng competed in the Algebra and Geometry categories; Torrey Pines High School sophomore Alex Kahng and La Jolla High School junior Sarah Hermann competed in the Advanced Topics and Algebra categories; Torrey Pines High School senior Robi Bhattacharjee competed in the Advanced Topics and Geometry categories; and Torrey Pines High School senior Daniel Teng competed in the Geometry and Calculus categories. Following individual subject test competitions, the TPHS-CCA-LJHS students participated in both the Team Test and the Power Round competitions.
Beating out teams from China, the East Coast, and all over Northern California, the joint TPHS-CCA-LJHS team placed first in overall competition with a score of 1,500. Second place in the overall category went to the Bergen County Academies team, a magnet school in the New Jersey-New York metro area, with 1,441 points, while the third place score of 1,385 points went to Lynbrook High School, a Santa Clara, Calif., high school with an API of 938.
In the individual rounds of competition, the first place General Winner was Brandon Zeng, a sophomore from Canyon Crest Academy. Henry Maltby, a senior from Canyon Crest Academy, won first place in the Calculus category. Rounding out the team’s collective wins was Torrey Pines High School senior Robi Bhattacharjee’s tie-breaker third place win in the Geometry category.
Although final college selections haven’t yet been made by the seniors on the cooperative team, they’ve been accepted to universities such as MIT, CalTech, and Harvard.