Smith-Cotton Finishes First In Cole Camp Math Relays
Members of the Smith-Cotton Math Team celebrate Saturday after taking first place in Division 1 in the Cole Camp Math Relays.
Josh Gooch took honors as the top senior competitor and the Smith-Cotton Math Team took first place in Division 1 at Saturday’s Cole Camp Math Relays.
Gooch was first in the Calculus, Random Science, Trigonometry 11/12 and Algebra 12 categories; the S-C senior team of Gooch, Sydney Kocsis and Carter Lapine also took first place in Team Tests. The S-C junior team of Enoc Baeza, Ayla Dillon, Emma Honn and Tara Weng also finished first, and Honn was the top performer in the Probability/Statistics category. Other category wins for S-C came from Caroline Young in Random History, Saarah Baldinger in Geometry 10 and Derek Patton in Hodge Podge.
In the Team Tests, the S-C freshmen (Michylah Hawkins, Erika Hilario, Jade Parkhurst, Val Toderescu) took fourth, the sophomores (Baldinger, Valentyna Usyk, Nathan White, Katya Sheremet) were second and the Mixed Team (Patton, Young, Tyler Thompson, Edward Toderescu) was third.
The team is coached by math teachers Cheryl Ellison, Denise Sturm-Cobblah and Jennifer Crane. Ellison said: “While we had some fantastic results – lots of first through fifth place finishes – there were also a large number of sixth through 10th places, which count toward our school ranking, as well. It took the effort and concentration of our entire team to put us in first place, and I am incredibly proud of everybody.”
“Top five” placings for S-C:
Word Problems 9: Katya Sheremet, fifth
Word Problems 11: Honn, second; Young, fourth
Word Problems 12: Weng, fifth
Calculus: Gooch, first; Patton, third
Algebra 9: Valentyna Usyk, second
Algebra 10: White, fourth
Algebra 11: Young, third; Weng, fourth
Algebra 12: Gooch, first; Patton, fifth
Algebra Open: Edward Toderescu, second; Lapine, fourth; Sheremet, fifth
Geometry 9: Val Toderescu, second
Geometry 10: Baldinger, first
Analytic Geometry 11/12: Patton, second
Trigonometry 11/12: Gooch, first; Weng, second; Baeza, fifth
Probability/Statistics: Honn, first; Parkhurst, third
Hodge Podge: Patton, first
Random Science: Gooch, first; Edward Toderescu, fourth
Random History: Young, first; Dillion, third; Thompson, fifth
Timed Mental Math 9/10: Val Toderescu, fourth
Timed Mental Math 11/12: Weng, fourth
(Courtesy of Smith-Cotton High School)