On Feb. 24, the Lincoln-Way Central Mathletes won the Region 14 qualifier in 4AA competition for state.
Out of ten areas of competitions, the Knights captured four (4) first place spots and three (3) second place spots. The Knights advanced to the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest on May 5.
Knights placing first were: the Algebra 1 team of Anna Bethke, Nolan Cales, Liam Papier, Jay Parker, Ashvi Patel and Karina Rydecki; the Algebra 2 team of Kalei Bass, Jonah Haskins, Ennis Lange, Justin Lundy, Behnam Shamsaddin and Michael Zhan; the Calculator team of Alex Manka, Ben Zuraitis, Behnam Shamsaddin, George Burchfield and Jay Parker; and the Junior/Senior eight-person team of Zak Dundek, Emily Parker, Julia Roessler, Kelly Tran, Jeremy Brown, Jonah Haskins, Justin Lundy and Michael Zhan. Seniors Benjamin Bethke and Alex Manka placed third in their oral competition on Markov Chains.
Mathlete President is Emily Parker. Assistant coach is Ashley Schliffka.
On Jan. 24, the Lincoln-Way Central Mathletes won the Southwest Suburban Blue Division Conference Finals. The Knights took home 693 points against Lincoln-Way West’s 665 points. Central students won medals in all 15 areas of competition by earning two fourth place medals, three third place medals, four second place medals and six first place medals.
Seniors Alex Manka and Ben Bethke earned fourth place in their oral on graph theory with 37 out of 50 points. Senior Emily Parker and junior Kalei Bass earned second place in their oral on functions and graphs with 47 points. Freshmen Jay Parker and Ashvi Patel placed second in their matrices oral by scoring 48 points.
Knights placing first were the freshman graphs team of Anna Bethke, Nolan Cales, Michelle Mikos, Liam Papier, Jay Parker and Behrooz Shamsaddin; the sophomore linear functions team of George Burchfield, Jordan Carter, Matthew Flais, Jared Kreis, Danny McNulty and Chelsea Verheyen; the freshman/sophomore calculator team of Ryan Curran, Payton Eggert, Matthew Flais, Courtney Cagnolatti, Nolan Cales and Ashvi Patel; the freshman/sophomore group of Jared Kreis, Chelsea Verheyen, Jay Parker and Sarthak Shah; the junior systems of equations team of Kalei Bass, Jeremy Brown, Jonah Haskins, Ennis Lange, Behnam Shamsaddin and Michael Zhan; and the junior/senior group of Ben Zuraitis, Behnam Shamsaddin, Jonah Haskins and George Burchfield.