# Mu Alpha Theta Places Second in State Math Convention

The Mu Alpha Theta team placed second in the Louisiana Mu Alpha Theta State Math Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. The tournament, which took place on April 3-5, saw competition from 31 schools throughout the state. Sixty-four Blue Jays contributed to the team effort.

**View the Mu Alpha Theta State Convention photo gallery.**

The team took home top honors in two events — Algebra II Interschool Test and Math Bowl (Analysis Gemini Team).

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 have completed or are enrolled in a fifth semester mathematics course, providing their mathematics work was done with distinction (minimum B average). The Jesuit chapter of MAΘ is part of a larger state chapter, Louisiana Mu Alpha Theta (LaMAΘ). Each Spring, the state chapter hosts the three-day high-school math tournament which regularly attracts several hundred participants.

### Full Results

##### Interschool Tests:

*Algebra II: 1st place*- Analysis: 4th

##### Math Bowl Teams:

- Calculus (Sean Stephens, Cullen Walsh, John Mitton and Abel Lopez): 4th
- Algebra II Team A (John James, Harrison Millar, Jose Cusco and Mayank Mardia): 2nd Algebra II Team B (Patrick Simonson, Arjun Verma, Brady Stiller and Mark Piglia): 3rd
*Analysis Gemini Team (Patrick Fine and Mark James): 1st*- Hustle Team (Kevin Yokum, Josh Talbot, Matthew Stuckey and Connor Maheu): 2nd

##### Individual awards in Descartes:

- Calculus: Jim Huang: 2nd Stanley Dai: 4th
- Analysis: William Tittle: 4th
- Algebra II: Andrew Nguyen: 1st Felix Rabito: 3rd

##### Other individual awards:

**Geometry:**

- Samy Amkieh: 2nd
- Troy Broussard: 3rd
- Andrew Souther: 4th

**Algebra II:**

- Harrison Millar: 4th
- Connor Maheu: 5th
- Jose Cusco: 7th
- Mark Piglia: 8th
- Mayank Mardia: 10th
- Kenneth Krizan: 13th
- John James: 14th
- Brady Stiller: 17th
- Anthony Stoner: 19th

**Analysis:**

- Mark James: 12th
- Steven Stradley: 14th

##### Area Tests:

**Geometry:**

- William Fine: 2nd
- Andrew Souther: 3rd
- Nikhil Gogineni: 10th

**Algebra II (Theta equations and inequalities):**

- Chris Abadie: 2nd

**Algebra II (Theta Advanced Algebra):**

- Anthony Stoner: 2nd
- Logan Yokum: 4th
- Ben Ainsworth: 5th
- Kenneth Krizan: 10th

**Analysis (Pre-Calculus):**

- Collin Thibodeaux: 5th

**Analysis (Trig):**

- Steven Stradley: 3rd
- Michael Riddick: 10th

**Calculus (Mu A Integration):**

- Quinn Stiller: 10th

**Calculus (Mu B):**

- Liam Fitzgerald: 4th
- Reuben Hogan: 5th
- Chris Maurice: 8th

**Puzzlements:**

- Matthew Sentilles: 3rd

##### Senior Scholarship Competition:

- Kevin Yokum: 4th
- Sean Stephens: 7th