# Blue Jays Bring Home First Place in Brother Martin Math Tournament

Thirty-seven Blue Jays, representing *Mu Alpha Theta* and *Chi Alpha Mu*, competed in the Brother Martin Math Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16. The Blue Jays finished in first place and received the overall Division I Sweepstakes Award. Jesuit also earned 1st place in the lower interschool team test (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) and 3rd place in the upper interschool team test (Pre-Calculus, Calculus).

*Mu Alpha Theta* is a national high school and junior college honorary mathematics club designed to meet the challenge of reaching out to our academically talented students and turning them on to mathematics. 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 our chapter with those of other area schools. This is accomplished through monthly district meetings, local tournaments, and an annual state convention. *MAΘ* is co-moderated by Ms. Jo Ann Schexnayder and Ms. Khanh Nguyen.

*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 moderated by Leslie Merritt.

### Results

###### Individual Honors:

Algebra I: Milan Mardia, 3rd; Dylan Sellars and Tom Levy, Honorable Mention

Geometry: Christopher Vuong, 1st; William Schott, 2nd; Aidan Walker, Honorable Mention

Algebra II: Caleb Rogers, 1st; Garrett Crumb, 2nd; Michael Farrugia, Honorable Mention

Pre-Calculus (Analysis): Christian Gonzalez, 2nd; Andrew Souther, Honorable Mention

Calculus BC: John James, Honorable Mention

###### Team Tests:

The Algebra II team (Garrett Crumb, Michael Farrugia, David Gravolet, and Caleb Rogers): 1st place in Math Bowl

The Pre-Calculus (Analysis) team (Samy Amkieh, Christian Gonzalez, James, Groos, and Andrew Souther): 4th place in Math Bowl

Comp Math 1 (Algebra/Geometry) team (Peter James, Milan Mardia, Caden Swain, and Christopher Vuong): 1st

Comp Math 1 (Algebra/Geometry) team (James Bercaw, Dylan Sellars, Darren Tsang, and Aidan Walker): 3rd

Comp Math 1.5 (Geometry/Algebra II) team (Peter Carr, William Schott, Timmy Stahel): 2nd

Calculus BC (Kenneth Krizan, Mayank Mardia, Matthew Miceli, Steven Sellers): 1st

Potpourri (Cameron Armand, Anton Derbes, Trevor Roussel, Andrew Vuong): 2nd