San Juan Puerto Rico | March 9, 2018
High School Math Team Shines in San Juan
On March 2 the Ramey high school Math Team traveled to San Juan to compete at the most respected competition in Puerto Rico. The event, hosted by Colegio del Espiritu Santo in Hato Rey, regularly includes between 40 and 50 schools. It includes nine judges from all of Puerto Rico’s major universities, who construct a diabolical series of ten problems designed to test even the brightest of students. The problems include topics such as probability, geometry, polynomials, logarithms, trigonometry and functions.
Ramey was represented by senior Carmen Andrade, junior Paulo Martinez, and freshman Nico Proskauer. Also making the trip were junior Jeremiah Maldonado and sophomore Johnny Rodriguez as observers. In the first half of the competition Ramey surged to the head of the pack, capturing 24 of a possible 30 points on the first three problems to place them third out of 35 schools. They held on to third place for the next hour up through problem 7. When they came up empty on problem 8 they were passed by several schools, but clutched a 7/10 on problem nine to push back up to 4th. A challenging geometry problem at #10 knocked them back into a tie for 5th, but they were proud to mount the stage to collect their trophy for being one of the top six teams.
The Ramey Mathletes look to build on their success on March 9 at the invitational competition at Carib Christian school in Aguadilla. Go Bombers! Strength in Numbers!