Wheatley Students Compete in the Final Round of Nassau County Mathematics Fair!

Just before the April recess, 31 Wheatley students competed in the final round of the Nassau County Mathematics Fair at Hofstra University. As part of our Mathematics Research Program, students had been working on the papers for the past several months, including presentation at the qualifying round of the Mathematics Fair in February.

As students were competing, the following members of the Wheatley mathematics department served as tournament judges:

Round 1: Andrea Abidor, Maryrose Ambrose, Julia Cashman, Joseph Fina and Jeffrey Lesser

Round 2: Jon Dinowitz, Robert Gadamowitz, Jeffrey Lesser and Kevin Meyers

Congratulations to the following students who were invited to compete in the final round:

8th Grade:

  • Rahul Ajmera
  • Alyssa Belle
  • Sahil Jain
  • Kelvin Lee
  • Rachel Lee
  • Karen Li
  • Natalia Potrapeluk
  • Madison Ramos
  • Diya Shah
  • Rebecca Sparacio
  • Ashley Vincenzo
  • Trenton Wong
  • Emily Yagoda

9th Grade:

  • Alia Yamin
  • Manan Shukla
  • Vedant Singh

10th Grade:

  • Sufia Ainechi
  • Abishek Kumar
  • Justin Vega

11th Grade:

  • Jakob Gilbert
  • Arvin Jadonath
  • Ashley Lessen
  • Gil Lotzky
  • Jax Nussbaum

12th Grade:

  • Ron Aldad
  • Krista Chen
  • Ari Jain
  • Mohammad Khanzada
  • Clarence Ng
  • Chris Shen
  • Andrew Zuckerman

At the end of the judging, Wheatley students earned four gold medals (Jakob Gilbert, Karen Li, Chris Shen and Andrew Zuckerman), eight silver medals (Krista Chen, Ari Jain, Mohammad Khanzada, Gil Lotzky, Natalia Potrapeluk, Manan Shukla, Rebecca Sparacio, and Justin Vega) and eight bronze medals (Rahul Ajmera, Sahil Jain, Rachel Lee, Jax Nussbaum, Madison Ramos, Vedant Singh, Trenton Wong and Emily Yagoda).

Congratulations to all of the participants and thanks to the mathematics teachers for their support!

[Thanks to Mr. Gadamowitz for some of the photos!]

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