Students Show Skills, Raise Money During Math Month
Contest winners announced by Hillsborough High School.
Hillsborough High School announced the winners of its Math Month competitions. The contests are in their 26th year and are run by department supervisor Dr. Maria Szijj.
Money for prizes have been donated each year by Van Cleef Engineering and ShopRite of Hillsborough. For this and last year, the Lukazik family of Hillsborough contributed additional money in order to increase the awards.
As part of the celebration of Math Month, students contributed $840 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The money was collected using decorated coffee cans in each math teacher's classroom.
To get things moving, a student made an announcement at the start of the collection urging all students to put in the cans whatever spare change they could spare. It obviously worked. The total donation came to $1,680 after a company offered to double all contributions made during the month.
Listed below are the winners of each contest.
The first shows the nine contest problems winners. The problems were posted every other day and involved various areas of math such as algebra, geometry and probability. All math students were invited to enter their answer to the problem each day, with the correct ones put into a jar. The winner was randomly selected. Each day between 25 to 50 percent of the entire school participated.
The second table shows the winner of the button competition, Patty Chan. The purposes of the competition was to extol the usefulness of mathematics artistically within the confines of a button-sized circle.
The third list is of the winners of the The Usefulness of Mathematics as Expressed Through the Arts contest. In this contest, students are asked to create a work of art (visual, performing, literary) in which they demonstrate the usefulness of mathematics.
Along with Szijj, judging was performed by Joanne Gordon (English department), Lynn Mound (art department) and Jane Staats (math department).
|No.||Winner||Math Teacher||Grade||No. of Entries|
|1.||Kalyn Haver||Mrs. Watts||11||1107|
|2.||John Droumbakis||Mrs. Staats||10||903|
|3.||Chris Chia||Dr. Szijj||10||1006|
|4.||Nathan Paget||Ms. Dyer||10||756|
|5.||Oliva Mukendi||Mrs. Chiselko||9||693|
|6.||Kathryn Zimmerman||Dr. Szijj||10||773|
|7.||Jou Chang||Ms. Dyer||11||725|
|8.||Emily Mirabella||Mr. Chernoff||12||538|
|9.||Jasmine Brown||Ms. Dyer||10||610|
* Each contest problem winner received $5
Button Design Winner
|Patty Chan||Dr. Szijj||10||$20|
TUOMAETTA: The Usefulness of Mathematics as Expressed Through the Arts
|Winner||Art Work||Math Teacher||Grade||Prize|
|Matt Blauvelt & Jesse Gonzalez||Film on Billiards||Dr. Szijj||11||$50 (shared)|
|Jasmine Brown||Taj Mahal||Ms. Dyer||10||$40|
|Amanda McHugh||Poem||Mrs. Staats||10||$20|
|Nicole Zamarripa||Photos: Unit Circle Dancers||Mrs. Berliner||11||$20|
|Zoe Getz||Poem||Mrs. Chiselko||11||$15|
|Brittany Smith||Dream Catcher of Unit Circle||Ms. Dyer||11||$15|