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Mathletes Earn Gold in National Competition

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The Locust Valley Middle School Mathletes Club earned Gold Level status in the National Math Club competition. The students have been competing in web-based math competitions throughout the year, playing creative and challenging math games between matches, and developing original games of their own. The original game submitted to represent the team for the competition was created by sixth-grader Nicholas DiLorenzo.  

Team members played the game and offered modifications to improve play. The National Math Club recognized the team’s efforts with Silver Level status in April and then awarded them the highest honor of Gold Level after seeing the game in play. Each student received a certificate and the school received a banner to display. 

Coached by Kevin Gabrysiak and Joseph Lee, the team includes Miklos Argyelan, Virag Argyelan, Maria Bubulinis, Robbie Burns, Theo Burns, Ryan Chen, Max Cohen, Bella Craft, Nicholas DiLorenzo, Daniel Glavin, Katherine Gu, Leonard Gu, Aria Khwaja, Thomas Lynch, Aidan Moran, Kieran Moran, Molly Murray, Griffin Postley, Tito (Edilberto) Rivas-Cruz, Olivia Roedel, Francesca Speringo, Phillip Strauss, Alisha Uduevbo, Sophia Veteri, Antonia Vitale and Samantha Wolfe.

Kimberly Farina, mathematics subject coordinator, said participation in this competition is beneficial for the students. “This competition afforded our students the opportunity to think creatively and work collaboratively to create math games that foster a deeper understanding of mathematics.”

Congratulations to the entire team and the coaches on this outstanding academic accomplishment!