Sycamore competed at the State MATHCOUNTS competition at Purdue University this past weekend. The Sycamore team was led by 8th grader Grace Yang who finished in 4th place out of 225 students. The top four students in the competition earn an all-expense paid trip to Orlando to compete as Team Indiana at the National MATHCOUNTS competition. Grace will be joined by two students from West Lafayette Jr./SR. and one student from Clay to form team Indiana. Grace also earned college scholarships to both Rose Hulman and Purdue based on her performance.
Sycamore finished 2nd in the team competition. Yang was joined by Tanay Acharya, Steven Sun, and Akshay Guttikona as the official Sycamore team. West Lafayette Junior/Senior High earned the team title.
Along with these strong performances, Sycamore was the only school to have all 10 of their competitors finish in the top 50. Those places were:
Tanay Acharya 12th, Jonathan Yang 15th, Steven Sun 16th, Nikita Mukhin 17th, Alex Lu 18th, Akshay Guttikonda 20th, Daniel Mukhin 32nd, Michael Fryburg 34th, and Nelson You 42nd. Jonathan, Steven, Nikita, Alex, and Akshay were all tied and their places determined by tie breakers.