HOLMDEL, NJ – Holmdel High School’s Shore Math League team knows how to count.
According to Holmdel Schools, they finished the season last week with a stunning first place victory for 2018-2019.
Eighteen Monmouth County high schools participated in the Shore Math League with meets held monthly between September and February.
Holmdel's first place score of 254 points was well above the second and third place team scores of 219 and 217 respectively. Special kudos go to sophomore Seehanah Tang who was one of only two students in the entire county to earn first place for her season score of 26 points. Other top scoring students were Sameer Erramilli, Jason Feng, Aidan Choo, David Wu, Jason Zheng, Daniel Yuan, and Max Lahlo
Math League advisor, Mr. Jason Lewis said , “I am always impressed by the commitment of the outstanding students who are willing to compete for our school in the math league competitions.” “This year, however, stands out as the year we ran away with the first place trophy,” he added stating how rivals Manalapan and Freehold Boro, which house magnet schools of the Freehold Regional HS district, usually give Holmdel a run for the money. “But not this year,” Lewis said,” “We were dominant and I couldn't be more impressed with our amazing students.
Supervisor of Math and Science Alicia Killean suggests that these types of academic competitions and the success of the district’s students in them provide a special source of Holmdel pride. “Students throughout the school and community excitedly follow these and all of the school’s ‘Mathletes’ and take great pride in their success,” she said, indicating that student passion for and prowess in mathematics led the district to extend its course offerings in mathematics through to Multivariable Calculus two years ago.