Doral Academy’s award-winning math team missed out on nationals last year due to the pandemic and were very excited to get back to competition this year, even though it could not be held in person.
28 Doral high school students gathered at the Doral Academy campus for two days of rigorous testing on July 13 and 14.
The testing covered a wide range of topics and levels, from Algebra I through advanced Calculus. Topic tests included more specific areas of math, such as History of Math, Matrices and Vectors, Physics, and many more.
The math team placed 6th overall in sweepstakes. Their poster placed 5th; the calculus team 4th; precalculus 5th. Twenty seven awards were given to students for their performances on individual tests.
Two students placed in the Chalk Talk category, where a student has to research a given topic and present a 7 minute talk going into depth on the topic and presenting it in a unique and interesting manner. Nicholas Arce placed 6th in the Theta Division and Amanda Miyares 7th in Mu.
Students who won three individual awards include:
Diana Bishop, outgoing president of the math club (Limits & Derivatives 6th; Mu Applications 10th; Number Theory 10th);
Marc Marquez (Mu Math in Physics 13th; Integration 8th; Area & Volume 7th); and
Ronit Sohal (Matrices & Vectors 9th; Alpha Equations & Inequalities 10th; Analytic Geometry 12th).
Students who won two individual awards include:
Alberto Alvarez (Mu BC Calculus 5th; Integration 7th);
Natalie Chung (Alpha Complex Numbers 10th; Ciphering 20th);
Nicholas Newman (Alpha Math in Physics 7th; Complex Numbers 11th);
Christian Villa (Mu BC Calculus 12th; Integration 15th).
Also winning individual awards:
Catalina Caycedo (Theta Apps 14th);
Aarush Chaubey (Trigonometry 7th);
Steven Diaz (Mu Comprehensive 9th);
Maria Gonzalez (Alpha Math in Physics 13th);
Vaishnavi Kappagantula (Alpha Sequences & Series 12th);
Nicholas Ordonez (Alpha Combinatorics & Probability 10th);
Manuel Rodriguez (Mu Math in Physics 14th);
Yash Saxena (Mu Apps 14th).