Mu Alpha Theta and Chi Alpha Mu Students Compete in Brother Martin Tournament
On Saturday, March 11, 20 Mu Alpha Theta and Chi Alpha Mu students competed in the Brother Martin Math Tournament.
Individual honors were awarded to Blue Jays in the following categories:
- Algebra I: pre-freshman Garrison Trahant, 2nd
- Geometry: freshman Colby Zito, 5th
- Algebra II: sophomores Christopher Vuong, 1st and William Schott, 3rd
- Analysis: junior Austin Tran, 1st
- Calculus BC: senior Samy Amkieh, 4th
A team consisting of freshman Colby Zito and pre-freshmen Garrison Trahant, Si Holmes, and Brett Steele placed 3rd in Comp Math 1. The Analysis Team of juniors Austin Tran, Graeme Mjehovich, and Timmy Stahel placed 1st in Math Bowl.
Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school and junior college honorary mathematics club designed to meet the challenge of reaching out to academically talented students and getting them excited about math. Members are students who have completed four semesters of college preparatory mathematics and in addition have completed or are enrolled in a fifth semester mathematics course, providing their mathematics work was done with distinction (minimum B average). The main focus of Mu Alpha Theta is the interaction of Jesuit’s chapter with those of other area schools. This is accomplished through monthly district meetings, local tournaments, and an annual state convention. MAΘ is moderated by Ms. Jo Ann Schexnayder.
Chi Alpha Mu, standing for Creative Adventures in Mathematics, is the National Junior Mathematics Club for middle schools. Founded in 1967, the organization was reactivated by Mu Alpha Theta in 2008 to promote enjoyment and understanding of mathematics by middle school students. Chi Alpha Mu is co-moderated by Ms. Leslie Merritt and Ms. Kate Brauner.