MAΘ Earns Second Place Finish in Ben Franklin Math Tournament
Competing against twenty other schools, 18 Blue Jays representing Mu Alpha Theta (MAΘ) took home the second place overall sweepstakes trophy in the Ben Franklin Math Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Under the leadership of senior Sean Stephens, several Jesuit students received honors, both individually and as a team. Junior Steven Stradley finished third in the individual test for PreCalculus. Team honors in the Math Bowl competition were awarded to the Algebra II team, led by sophomore John James, (second place) and the Analysis team, led by junior Matthew Sentilles, (third place). A team of six students, led by senior Patrick Ryan, finished second in the Interschool testing.
Moderated by Ms. Jo Ann Schexnayder, 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 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. The main focus of MAΘ is the interaction of the Jesuit chapter with those of other area schools. This is accomplished through district meetings, local tournaments, and an annual state convention. The Jesuit club is one of many clubs in the Louisiana Mu Alpha Theta (LaMAΘ) state chapter.