April 22, 2016 - VCHS students solve tough problems
Students from Valley Central High School’s (VCHS) math team
placed first and second in the Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan (DUSO)
sectional math meet, which was held on March 16 at Vassar College in
The teams answered six individual math questions followed by
a team or relay question. The mathematics problems encompassed the first three
years of math at the high school level – algebra, trigonometry and geometry –
and students could not use calculators to complete the questions.
“These students prepare for this competition every day by challenge themselves
in math class,” said advisor Gail Quitoni. “They are incredibly bright kids.”
Senior Jeremy Friedman, who has been a part of VCHS’s math
team since he was a freshman, earned a high enough individual score to compete
at the state level competition, which was held in Rochester, New York on April
9. For Jeremy, it was his second time
being invited to compete at the state level.
“I really like being able to solve questions that need solving,” Jeremy said.
“I love the challenge of going from an unknown problem to a solution.”
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