ERHS Students Designated as Finalists in an International Math Contest

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:30

Leah Restad, Christopher Liu, Christine Severude and Jackson Anderson, four East Ridge High School juniors, participated in the 2018 COMAPS’ Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. Research, analytics, and applied intelligence reign along with less-quantifiable factors like timing and luck. Students worked in their own schools during a 36-hour period from October 27- November 20, 2017. Each high school team chose from two modeling problems offered, and then constructed their solutions. This year’s contest attracted diverse students in over 900 teams from more than 250 schools around the world.

The results of the contest designate teams as Outstanding, Finalist, Meritorious, Honorable Mention and Successful Participant or Unsuccessful. 569 teams selected the same problem, Problem A, as the ERHS team. Of those teams, six were marked as Outstanding and 40 were designated as Finalist. ERHS team fell into the Finalist designation! This puts them in the top 8% of the competing team attempting the same problem.

Congratulations to all of these students for their extraordinary accomplishments!