Exciting News from the Math Club!

**Updated Thursday, May 7th**

This year, five students took part in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) State tournament. Students from over 400 elementary schools from across Missouri competed to qualify for this event.  To qualify to go to State as an individual, students needed to rank in the top five for their grade level at a Regional competition.  Fifth grader Max Keller  and Sixth graders Rafi Brent, Dylan Fox , and Benjamin Hollander-Bodie qualified as individuals. To qualify as a team for the State contest,  a school needed to take 1st place at a  Regional. The New City School Team consisting of Benjamin, Rafi, Dylan, and Cristian Perez  qualified for State.

We are proud to announce that two of our individuals ranked. Benjamin Hollander-Bodie took first place overall (6th grade division) and is Missouri’s 6th Grade State Champion! Dylan also ranked, coming in at 12th place in the 6th grade division.

We are also pleased to announce that Rafi, Dylan, Benjamin, and Cristian tied for first place in the Team event. New City School is  the Missouri Elementary Team Champion!      

Congratulations to our students for their mathematical success!

Every year in April, students from our fifth and sixth grade math clubs take part in a Regional contest sponsored by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). The team we send is limited to five students in each grade who qualify based on scores they earned in a qualifying contest, as well as cumulative points they earned from practice tests or on-line practice.  

Representing New City in fifth grade this year were Max Keller, Emma Sock, Reilly Dillon, Daniel Martin, and Madeline Dornfeld, with Abby Maschmann as our alternate. In addition, John Abbott, Reza Mofidi, Harbor Wolff, Adam Blumoff, Reza Mofidi, Aiden Yang, and Ollie Brown earned Honorable Mentionson the qualifying contest.

Representing New City in sixth grade this year were Rafi Brent, Benjamin Hollander-Bodie, Sanjay Chakinala, Dylan Fox, and Cristian Perez; Nick Babusis was our alternate. In addition, Sydney Panagos, Rohan Tripathy, and Russell Bigham earned  Honorable Mentionson the qualifying contest.  

On April 5th , the following students brought home awards at the St. Louis MCTM Regional:

5th Grade Awards:

Max Keller (2nd Place Target;  5th Place Overall Individual)
Emma Sock (5th Grade Honorable Mention)

6th Grade Awards:

Rafi Brent:  2nd Place Number Sense; 4th place (tie) Target; 3rd Place (tie) Sprint; 4th place Overall Individual; 1st Place  (tie) Team
Sanjay Chakinala:  5th Place Number Sense; 5th Place (tie) Target
Dylan Fox:  4th Place Number Sense; 1st place (tie) Target; 3rd Place (tie) Sprint; 1st Place Overall Individual; 1st Place (tie) Team
Benjamin Hollander-Bodie:  1st Place (tie) Target; 1st Place Sprint; 2nd Place Overall Individual; 1st Place (tie) Team
Cristian Perez:  3rd Place Number Sense; 5th Place (tie) Target; 1st Place (tie) Team

Root for New City the morning of April 26th when Max, Rafi, Dylan, Benjamin, and Cristian compete in the MCTM State contest!

Congratulations to all kids who love math and commit time and effort to math club, all season long.