Congratulations to Brearley’s VII/VIII math team, which earned an impressive 6th place finish among 28 schools in the annual MATHCOUNTS Manhattan chapter competition, in which team member Christine Yang (VIII) came in 4th overall, earning her a spot at the State Championships in Albany in March!
The Brearley team had the second highest score among independent schools at the February 2 competition, the “annual showcase for the knowledge, skill, speed and teamwork of the top mathletes from middle schools throughout Manhattan” (http://mathm.org/). For a look at the top 12 teams and the highest scoring students in the written portion, click on http://mathm.org/2013results.html. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide club, competition and enrichment program that motivates and rewards middle school students for mathematics achievement.
Shown here with Maggie Maluf, Head of the Math Department (L), and Head of School Jane Fried (R) are Brearley math team members (front row) Maddie Rubin-Charlesworth (VII), Arushi Gupta (VIII), Kira Zelbo (VIII); Ella Papanek (VIII), Aditi Gupta (VII), Chiara Nilsson-Salvati (VII); (back row) Margaret Sun (VIII), Michelle Gao (VIII), Kayla Gilman (VIII), Alexa Kourepenos (VII), Christine Yang (VIII). The team was coached by Ms. Maluf and Ms. Kupka of the Brearley Math Department and by Sian Zelbo, Kira’s mom.