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Math Team Adds Win to its Final Tally
Math Team Adds Win to its Final Tally

The Upper School math team has wrapped up a winning fall season.

"For the last eight-weeks, a team of math-y students has competed in weekly, online, mostly asynchronous competitions with other regional schools," explained Upper School math teacher and math team advisor Dr. Tom Goebeler. "Half of the competitions were done in an individual format where the top five scores are used. The other half were teams who worked together."

EA ended the season 5-3.

The final competition took place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at The Haverford School. Along with EA, The Shipley School, (6-2), The Baldwin School (2-4), The Agnes Irwin School (1-5), William Penn Charter School (1-6), and the Westtown School (3-4) participated. Haverford fielded two teams.

"Going up against schools we know made it more exciting," said Dr. Goebeler.

There were six rounds of competition. "We beat every opponent we faced, including Haverford twice. Haverford's A team was strong, but in the last round, EA prevailed to sweep and win it all in decisive fashion," said Dr. Goebeler.

"It's nice to have teammates who pick you up," shared Sejin Park '20.

"I was proud of us as a team. We were full of determination and a lot of hard work went into this and it was worth it," said Yvvy Chen '21.

"It was really fun," said Michael Zhou. "Everyone on the team worked really hard all season. It will be a great tradition moving forward for math students."

Members of the math team include: Yvvy Chen, Eric Cui, Matthew Habtezgi, Daniel Hu, Sejin Park, Neera Raychaudhuri, Wendy Sun, and Michael Zhou.