For the second year in a row, Sein Lee '18 has been awarded the Robert Balles CML Award for excellence in mathematics.
In Assembly on May 3, math chair Ned Stork recognized the 45 students who participated in at least one of this year's California Math League (CML) contests and announced the top contestants:
5th place and the top senior – Sierra Papazian '16
4th place and the top freshman – Sophia Lee '19
3rd place – Jane Shim '17
2nd place and the top junior – Chloe Zhao '17
1st place and the top sophomore – Sein Lee '18
Sein Lee '18 also placed first overall and, for the second year in a row, was awarded the 2016 Robert Balles California Math League Award, which includes a $750 prize. To be considered for the Balles Award, a student must compete in all six CML contests during the academic year (25 students met this criterion for 2015-16) and earn an average of four out of six correct answers for the academic year. The six math contests during the year require a creative mixture of intuition, acquired mathematical knowledge, logic, and common sense to generate answers to six challenging problems in just 30 minutes.
Congratulations to all of our talented mathematicians!