South Woods Mathematicians Win 7 Medals

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Twelve students from South Woods Middle School combined to win seven medals at the Long Island Math Fair held at Hofstra University in April. According to the LI Math Fair website, the event is designed to encourage students with an interest in mathematics to explore topics outside the realm of the traditional required mathematics courses. Participants have the opportunity to create original mathematical problems on their own.

Gold medals went to seventh-grader Giselle Rasquinha, eighth-grader Yan Luo, and the eighth-grade team of Merin Thomas and Victoria Guo. Seventh- grader Kevin Li, who competed at the high school level, also won gold. Eighth-grader Julia Klimberg took home a silver medal, while the seventh-grade team of Kiersten Louie and Amanda Qian, the eighth-grade team of Archisha Datta and Yvette Sol, and the eighth-grade team of Patrick Chen and Jishaan Alam all won bronze medals.

Congratulations to the students and their advisers Heidi Pasternack and Nancy Zagajeski for making the South Woods community proud!