Two Summit CDS students will go to state math olympiad

Summit students compete in math olympiad

L to R: Junior Junbo “Tom” Li and senior Hanchen “Jeffery” Huang will compete March 30 at the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad (OHMIO) at Capital University March 30 in Columbus.

Summit Country Day School senior Hanchen “Jeffery” Huang, Hyde Park, and junior Junbo “Tom” Li, Mason, will compete March 30 at the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad (OHMIO) at Capital University March 30 in Columbus. 

The OHMIO is sponsored by Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. On the morning of competition, Jeffery and Tom will take a test that covers all high school math topics including calculus. In the afternoon, they will compete in an eight-round round ciphering (working with numbers) contest, which requires broad knowledge of mathematics plus lightning fast computation ability.   

Jeffery and Tom qualified for state competition at the Ohio council of Teachers of Mathematics regional math competition Feb. at Xavier University and state qualifying scores were released on March 2. The competition consisted of 40 questions ranging in difficulty, which they had to answer in a 60-minute time frame.   

Both Jeffery and Tom have competed in the state Olympiad previously. This will be Jeffery’s fourth time and Tom’s second. 

“The top 110 scores from across Ohio are invited to the state competition,” said Eric Unwin, Summit Upper School math teacher and moderator for the Math Club. “These students are the best of the best in mathematics across the state.”