WRENTHAM — Superintendent Dr. Rich Drolet and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Susan Gilson are delighted to share that the King Philip Regional School District Math Team achieved eighth place in the Annual Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Invitational Mathematics Meet.
On Friday, Oct. 20, students Dean Cardner, Luca Giardini, Lakshya Jain and Samarth Sreenath were among more than 50 participating school math teams across New England competing in the meet. Each student on the team received a $500 Scholarship toward WPI if they wish to attend after graduation.
“This is a significant achievement, considering the high level of competition and the challenging problems presented at the meet,” said Mathematics Department Head Shawn Geary. “This is the highest placement that King Philip has achieved, and the students should be proud of themselves.”
During the initial rounds, students competed as individuals to complete problem sets to earn a personal score. After completing the individual problem solving, the team worked together to complete another problem set.
“Considering the tough competition from all over the state, it might have been tempting to lose hope, but our collective hard work and determination truly shone through at the meet,” said Cardner. “I’m super proud of the team’s performance, and I’m eagerly looking forward to the rest of the competitive season.”
“Each of these students are creative thinkers and were able to apply what they have learned from their high school math classes and math team experience to bring home this win,” said Geary.