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Charter School Wins Annual High School Math Competition

April 19, 2013

This year’s five-part High School Math Competition was dominated by the team from Chesapeake Science Point Charter School, which ended the year with 47.67 points, more than 11 points higher than second-place Severna Park High (36 points) and 13 points above third-place Archbishop Spalding High (34 points).

Two of Chesapeake Science Point’s students tied for the first-place Donald Wertz Memorial Book Awards, Jeremy Dy and Lukash Onyshkevych. Tying for third were Michael Ross of South River High and Will Legarde of Severn School. Other award winners were Rusian Onyshkevych of Chesapeake Science Point, fourth place; Adedoyin Olagbegi of Chesapeake Science Point and Robert Thompson of Archbishop Spalding High, tying for fifth place; and tying for seventh place, Moli Karsalia of Chesapeake High, Drew McGuirk of North County High, Isaac Huang of Severn School and Jonathan Lin of Severna Park High.

Lukash Onyshkevych also won the certificate for Most Improved Individual, and South River High won the certificate for Most Improved School.

During the final battle in April, Chesapeake Science Point won first with 10.33 points; Archbishop Spalding took second place with 8 points and Severn School edged out South River High for third place with 7.33 over South River’s 7.0 score.

The competition is divided into two sections, individual and team. Each part has six questions. In April, two individuals, Jeremy Dy and Lukash Onyshkevych, both of Chesapeake Science Point, answered all individual questions correctly. No team earned a perfect score. The competition ended with a math relay, in which teams of four or five students were given five questions. Participants had to pass forward their answers to the next person, who would use that answer in solving his problem. Teams from Chesapeake Science Point and Severn School got the correct answers.

Anne Arundel Community College hosts the annual competition as a way to encourage students and to provide an outlet for students who enjoy the challenge of solving difficult math problems.