The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) recently held its twentieth Annual High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). Over 938 teams, representing 256 schools all across the world participated in this year’s competition.

HiMCM was designed to provide students with an opportunity to work together as a team in a contest environment to stimulate and improve their problem solving and writing skills. The competition focuses on a real-world problem for a consecutive thirty-six hour time frame. Teams then submit their solution papers at the end of that time period for centralized judging. 

William Johnson, Leah Pettit, Victoria Gong, and Connor Chitmon received recognition as a competition finalist, scoring in the top 8% of all competing teams! Gary Nguyen, Lori Feng, Hamilton Wan, and Michelle Luo also received praise for scoring in the top 20% of all teams. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and achievement! A special thank you for Dr. Benge and the math faculty for supporting these students on through this endeavor.