On March 16, 2016 the BUHS Varsity Mathletes competed in Trona in their fifth meet of the season, and won first place. Leading the winning Bronco team was senior Jamie Shultz with seven points, followed by Liam Grah with six points, and Duncan Reid and William Moore with five points each. Sam Hess, Dezert Kiddoo, Makayla McDevit, and Alan Torres also contributed points to the winning team score. Shultz’s score earned her a third place individual finish, and Grah earned a fourth place individual ribbon.
Nine teams and 64 students competed by individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team. The following problems, taken from the competition, are typical of the types of questions asked: (1) Joe Kemist has 10 liters of a 35% acid solution. How much water must he add to create a 30% acid solution? (2) From a standard deck of cards, five are picked. Find the probability that if the first card is the Ace of Spades, then the next four cards will be black.
Only one meet of the year remains, with Bishop currently in first place for the league. Coach Buchholz said, “I believe this group of kids can definitely bring home a league victory for BUHS. This team wants to win and they have tremendous drive. I am really proud of them.” The final meet will take place at BUHS on April 20, 2016.
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Bishop Union Mathletes finish their season at Boron
March 18, 2016
On February 24, 2016 the BUHS JV Mathletes traveled to Boron for their last meet of the year, and brought home a second place team win. Out of the eight schools competing, Desert won first place win with 33 points, followed by Bishop with 24 points, and Tehachapi finished third with 20 points. Sixty students competed in total, individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team.
BUHS was led be a strong performance from Carter Silva, who earned seven points to take home second place in the overall meet. He was followed by Jim Tomasek with six points and a third place overall meet finish, and Nathan Gardea with 5 points and a fourth place in the meet. Dylan Fitt and Arianna Pope each scored four points for a fifth place meet finish. Also contributing points for the team were Jeanine Lomaintewa, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, and Joey Proeger.
The Broncos are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who said, “What I am most proud of is that every individual Mathlete tried his or her best. They work great under pressure and are willing to put in the effort to improve. This team has really bonded over the season which makes me look forward to what this team will be like in the future.”
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On January 13, 2016 the BUHS JV Mathletes competed in Trona and turned in their strongest performance to date. The Bronco’s came in second place out of the nine schools competing with 26 points, trailing first place Desert by a single point. Seventy students competed in total, individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team.
BUHS was led by Jim Tomasek, who earned seven points to take home an individual second place ribbon. Carter Silva and Jennifer Velazquez each earned six points and tied for a third place individual performance. Other Bronco team members contributing points were Dylan Fitt, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Arianna Pope, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, and Sam Marcinko.
The Broncos are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who was excited about the team’s performance, saying “I see each player improving both his or her math skills and ability to compete in a high pressure situation. This was their strongest meet yet and they worked great as a team.” The JV Broncos have just one meet to go in Boron on February 24th.
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