From April 3 to April 5, the St. Paul’s Math Wolves competed in the state Mu Alpha Theta math convention and took first place–for the second year in a row–out of 31 schools in the sweepstakes competition, the equivalent of a state championship in math.
“We are so excited that it happened two years in a row, and we are going for a three-peat next year,” said Susan Jordan, math teacher and Moderator of the SPS Mu Alpha Theta chapter.
The convention, which took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, consisted of area tests, individual tests, team tests, math bowls, ciphering, and interschool competitions, as well as a dance and an awards ceremony.
The winners are listed below.
9th place: sophomore Ethan Desforges, Equations and Inequalities; sophomore John Cresson, Advanced Algebra
7th place: senior Evan Lewis, Functions
4th place: senior Mitch St. Pierre, Statistics
3rd place: junior Colin Skinner, Functions, senior Grant Connolly, History of Math
18th place: sophomore Patrick Connolly, Algebra II
17th place: junior Aaron Nguyen, Advanced Math
10th place: junior Max Gold, Advanced Math
5th place: senior August Dixon, Calculus
2nd place: sophomore Luke Avenel, Algebra II
1st place: sophomore Ryan Meraux, Algebra II; junior George Cazenavette, Calculus
7th place: Desforges, junior Warner Moore, junior Ben Toups, and Connolly, Hustle
3rd place: Gold, Nguyen, junior Hunter Simonson, and junior Matthew Baldone, Advanced Math; Dixon, Cazenavette, senior Brennan Skinner, and junior Ryan Keller, Calculus
1st place: Meraux, Avenel, freshman Ruston Keller, and Patrick Conolly, Algebra II
1st place: Luke Avenel, Algebra II
5th place: Cresson, Desforges, Meraux, Ruston Keller, and Avenel, Lower; Nguyen, Simonson, junior Connor Lu, Baldone, Gold, junior Winston Duffour, junior Michael Brands, Toups, Moore, junior Jack Dubriel, Dixon, Cazenavette, Ryan Keller, St. Pierre, Brennan Skinner, Grant Conolly, senior Grant Landewehr, and senior Max Morvant, Lewis, Upper
1st place (equivalent to state championship)