CHS places sixth in national math contest


Last month, students from Carmel High School placed sixth in the 2012 Ciphering Time Trials, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment and Testing. Coach Linda Jones prepared students for the last major competition of 2012, consisting of ten rounds in which they had three minutes to solve three problems. The problems in each round covered a range of difficulties in diverse topics, challenging the most-experienced students to answer all three questions within the time limit and requiring less-experienced students to quickly decide which problems they’ll need to skip.

Individual awards were also given to several members of the CHS team. In the 12th-grade division, Vaibhav Vavilala and Harsha Vemuri tied for 19th place. In the 11th-grade division, David Liang placed sixth and Yushi Homma was 20th. Miles Dai placed 14th in the 9th-grade division.

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