Marshall Math League team brings home first place from state tournament

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The Marshall Math League team brought home first place hardware for the second year in a row, after competing at the state tournament on March 13th.

They ended up with the most points, after completing a series of math problems in a certain amount of time.

Daniel Qi, a junior, explained, “There was a mixture of easy problems and hard problems so that I guess people of different levels can be able to enjoy them. Overall, I think the state meet was pretty fun.”

But they didn’t think it was going to happen, because some of the students didn’t think they did as well as they normally do in competitions.

Aidan Graham, a senior and team captain, said he didn’t even like math until about the 8th grade.

“I found if you went at a faster pace, it won’t be dull and repetitive because it will be more exciting. There will be more things to learn and more things to do,” he said.

Another teammate, Jian Sundvall, another junior, explained why he likes math. “It’s really satisfynig when you can get a question right after working on it for a long time. Because when you start out you are like, there’s no way I can possibly solve this.”

The team practices about three times a week, and there are still competitions ahead.

The school is planning to hold an assembly to recognize their accomplishment. Congrats, Hilltoppers!