Whitby School ranked third place at the Mathcounts Southwest Connecticut Chapter Competition, a ranking that will advance Whitby’s math team for the State Competition this March. More than 200 Mathletes representing 25+ area schools competed in this year’s event, held at Fairfield University on Saturday, February 14.
Whitby is the only Greenwich school to qualify for the State competition this year, beating the teams from Eastern Middle School (last year’s state champion), Brunswick, Sacred Heart, Greenwich Country Day, Stanwich and Central Middle School.
Team members Eric Osband, Neev Suryawanshi, Jacob Buehler and Noah Bryan posted strong individual scores as well as an outstanding team showing under the Eric’s captainship. Neev Suryawanshi, Grade 8 student at Whitby, earned third place in the Countdown Round after placing in the top 11 overall.
It has been a strong year for Whitby’s math team under the leadership of Annette Osband, Upper School Mathematics Teacher and Curriculum Leader, Maureen Malley, Upper School Mathematics Teacher, and Padma Iyer, S.A.I.L. (Special Assistance in Learning) Learning Support Teacher. Earlier this winter, Whitby’s MathCounts ranked #4 statewide in the AMC 8.
“What a fabulous performance,” said Bryan Nixon, Head of Whitby School, in response to the news. “Thanks to everyone who supported Mathcounts. To our wonderful teachers for their diligence in preparing our students for the competition, to our amazing students for their performances at the competition and for their dedication in preparing for it, to the families who supported the event and finally to Annette for the leadership and vision she has brought to our Mathematics program.”
Whitby School inspires a passion for learning and empowers each student to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. Located in Greenwich, Whitby is the only school in the country with triple accreditation from the American Montessori Society, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
The school’s innovative blend of Montessori (early years) and International Baccalaureate equips students 18 months through Grade 8 with skills to successfully thrive in today’s dynamic world.
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