L-W North Mathletes Win 4th Place at Regionals, Head to State
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lincoln-Way North High School Mathletes won fourth place in their division at the Regional Competition held last month at Lincoln-Way East. The win qualifies the team to compete in the state championship in May at the University of Illinois in Champaign.

Alison Hefner took fifth place in her individual event on Algebra and Ryan Murphy took second in his individual event on Geometry. Patrick McGuire and Robert Harrington placed third in the oral competition.

As a new Mathletes coach, I came in with a lot of big ideas and excitement to implement a new program, said Lincoln-Way North teacher Jennifer Reusz. We really pushed the students hard this year and they rose to the challenge. With a first place trophy in our SWSC division, we are looking forward to competing at state and to opportunities to improve next year.

Students who competed at regionals and will compete at state include: Matthew Fritsch, Michael Harrington, Allison Hefner, Makenzie Helsel, Hannah Hill, Luke Mcguire, Armaan Mohajir, Jordan Pajeau, Amanda Pohrte, Claire Stec, Carolyn Waleski, Alec Cleofe, Dan Gilchrist, Noor Hasan, Jessica Helwig, Katarzyna Jelonek, Theresa Mega, Ryan Murphy, Kassidy Champlin, Justine Daugherty, Patryk Gal, Kyle Genis, Alexander Greer, Kenneth Hill, Liam McGuire, William Newman, Meg Witt, David Arnold, Ryan Arnold, Robert Harrington, Payton Lang, Patrick McGuire, and Jocie Moustis.

In addition, on March 11, Norths Mathletes students won first place in Division A at the area-wide Joliet Junior College Invitational Math Contest. Two students will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Joliet Junior College. The team also received six first place awards and three second place awards in the written competition and two first place awards in the oral category.

Students who competed include Kassidy Champlin, Elizabeth Collins, Kyle Genis, Dan Gilchrist, Michael Harrington, Robert Harrington, Noor Hasan, Allison Hefner, Makenzie Helsel, Jessica Helwig, Kenneth Hill, Violet Kuchta, Patrick McGuire, Theresa Mega, Ryan Murphy, William Newman, Jordan Pajeau, Amanda Pohrte, Sierra Purcell, Joe Schuetz, Claire Stec, Sara Tam, Meg Witt, and Bree Zyer.