# First Semester Math Competitions Showcase Academic Excellence

### Ben Franklin Math Tournament – Saturday, Oct. 29

Twenty-six Blue Jays represented Jesuit Mu Alpha Theta and Chi Alpha Mu in the Ben Franklin Math Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 29. Jesuit students earned individual and team awards in every subject. Competing against 13 other schools, Jesuit took home the first place overall sweepstakes trophy.

#### Individual honors were earned in the following categories:

Algebra I | Brett Steele | 3^{rd} |

Geometry | Milan Mardia | 2^{nd} |

Geometry | Dylan Sellars | Honorable Mention |

Algebra II | Peter James | 2^{nd} |

Advanced Math (Analysis) | Michael Farrugia | 3^{rd} |

Calculus BC | Christian Gonzalez | Honorable Mention |

#### Math Bowl team honors:

Algebra I | Si Holmes, Hunter Richardson, and Brett Steele | 2^{nd} |

Geometry | James Bercaw, Milan Mardia, Dylan Sellars, and Colby Zito | 1^{st} |

Algebra II | Peter James, William Schott, Matthew Vlosich, and Jack Zvonek | 4^{th} |

Advanced Math (Analysis) | Michael Farrugia, David Gravolet, Paul James, and Austin Tran | 1^{st} |

Calculus | Samy Amkieh and Christian Gonzalez | 2^{nd} |

### Chi Alpha Mu Middle School Math Tournament

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, five Jesuit pre-freshmen members of Chi Alpha Mu participated in a Middle School Math Tournament hosted by Brother Martin and Ursuline Academy. All walked away as winners. Kohlmann Moore was the first door prize winner while Brett Steele’s math relay team placed first. The team of Si Holmes, Benjamin Mathieu, and Garrison Trahant placed 3rd in the team Algebra I test and Garrison also placed first in the individual Algebra I test. Everyone had a wonderful time and is looking forward to the next chance to represent Jesuit.