Math Day Results

Math Day 2017

1,441 students from 99 Nebraska high schools participated in the 28th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top five individuals receive awards and the top 25 receive certificates. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Joshua Lee, Crystal Xu, Isaac Zhang
  2. Millard North: Khoa Nguyen, Shashank Potineni, Jason Selvaraj

Class II

  1. Elkhorn South: Ashton Halat, Derek Madden, Alex Page
  2. Elkhorn: Braydon Dreher, Josh Thiele, Claire Wichman

Class III

  1. Omaha Skutt Catholic: Josh Gromowsky, Sunny Liu, Stephen Yaghmour
  2. Seward: Jarod Harris, Evan Nottingham, Ryan Wall

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Yugi He, Zheyu Qiu, Ryan Van Ostrand
  2. Brownell-Talbot: Laura Liu, Sara Jiang, Yuyao Tang

Class V

  1. Harvard: Lynnae Bennett, Kylie Doupnik, Ray Nierman
  2. Plainview: Keaton Eichberger, Brittani Wacker, Micah Williams

Class VI

  1. Sargent: Eva Jansen, Isabella Kissell, Joe Kruml, Tristian Oxford
  2. Pope John: Logan Henn, Sydney Kerkman, Paige Meis, Wenting Yu

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Lincoln Southwest (Class I), Scottsbluff (Class II), Mount Michael Benedictine (Class III), Logan View (Class IV), Neb. Ev. Lutheran (Class V), and Osceola (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (90.8)
  2. Lincoln Southwest (88.2)
  3. Millard North (81.8)
  4. Omaha Creighton Prep (71.6)
  5. Omaha Central (68.8)

Class II

  1. Lincoln Pius X (68.4)
  2. Elkhorn (56.6)
  3. Elkhorn South (55.4)
  4. Gretna (54.8)
  5. Scottsbluff (54.8)

Class III

  1. Omaha Skutt Catholic (78.75)
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine (77.75)
  3. Norris (66)
  4. Seward (61.25)
  5. Omaha Roncalli Catholic (57.25)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (94)
  2. Lincoln Christian (79)
  3. Grand Island Central Catholic (57)
  4. Logan View (57)
  5. Aquinas (53)

Class V

  1. Harvard (68.67)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (66.33)
  3. Cross County (48.33)
  4. Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (46)
  5. Kenesaw (46)
  6. Plainview (46)

Class VI

  1. Pope John (56.33)
  2. Lincoln Parkview Christian (50.67)
  3. Osceola (46.67)
  4. Sterling (46.67)
  5. Exeter-Milligan (44)

PROBE I – Individual Competition

The top 25 individuals are listed.

  1. Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School
  2. Joshua Lee, Lincoln East High School
  3. Ray H. Nierman, Harvard High School
  4. Crystal W. Xu, Lincoln East High School
  5. Isaac S. Zhang, Lincoln East High School
  6. Kenji I. Nakagawa, Lincoln Southwest High School
  7. Zhiyuan Ning, Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School
  8. Khoa J. Nguyen, Millard North High School
  9. Quan H. Nguyen, Mount Michael Benedictine High School
  10. Sara Jiang, Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School
  11. Sunny Liu, Omaha Skutt Catholic
  12. Yuyao Tang, Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School
  13. Evan L. Fulton, Lincoln Southwest High School
  14. Ransom J. Sterns, Lincoln Southwest High School
  1. An Pradhan, Millard North High School
  2. Owen C. Gong, Millard West High School
  3. Zheyu Qiu, Lincoln Christian School
  4. Laura Liu, Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School
  5. Joe G. McGill, Omaha Creighton Prep
  6. Tomo K. Bessho, Omaha Central High School
  7. Cathy Zhao, Omaha Skutt Catholic
  8. Joshua J. Gromowsky, Omaha Skutt Catholic
  9. Alix Cui, Lincoln East High School
  10. Minh N. Huynh, Lincoln Pius X High School
  11. Matthew J. Muellner, Omaha Creighton Prep
  12. Caleb J. Pecka, Omaha Central High School
  13. Jason Selvaraj, Millard North High School
  14. Khang H. Tuy, Lincoln Pius X High School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total.)

Place Name School Grade
1 (tie) Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln Southwest High School 12th
1 (tie) Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School 11th
3 Joshua Lee Lincoln East High School 9th
4 Khoa Nguyen Millard North High School 11th
5 Crystal Xu Lincoln East High School 11th
6 Kenji Nakagawa Lincoln Southwest High School 9th
7 Zheyu Qiu Lincoln Christian School 11th
8 Sara Jiang Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School 12th
9 Sunny Liu Omaha Skutt Catholic 11th
10 Joe McGill Omaha Creighton Prep 12th

Math Day 2016

1,524 students from 97 Nebraska high schools participated in the 27th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Dylan Perry, Lara Quiring, Isaac Zhang
  2. Lincoln Southwest: Evan Fulton, Jackson Lederer, Tuong Phung

Class II

  1. Scottsbluff: Jamie Chen, Alisha Huynh, Katherine Reisig, Sayf Thanawalla, Abbigail Tygart, Taylor York
  2. Elkhorn: Anthony Benes, Braydon Dreher, Dominic Giandinoto

Class III

  1. Seward: Jarod Harris, Evan Mettenbrink, Evan Nottingham
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine: Zach Cairney, Chaemin Lee, Quan Nguyen

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Andrew Bond, Yuqi He, Ryan Van Ostrand, Zheyu Qiu
  2. Brownell-Talbot: Laura Liu, Anjana Srikumar, Vincent Tang

Class V

  1. Harvard: Kylie Doupnik, Hannah Fields, Ray Nierman
  2. Bertrand: Adyson Furlong, Grant Dahlgren, Cooper Grabenstein, Tigh Renken

Class VI

  1. Lux Middle School: Joseph Allen, Joshua Lee, Kenji Nakagawa
  2. Spalding Academy: Elizabeth Bauer, Zach Diessner, Erin Stevens

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Millard North (Class I), Elkhorn South (Class II), Omaha Skutt Catholic (Class III), Auburn (Class IV), Tri County (Class V), and Axtell (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (87.8)
  2. Millard North (76.6)
  3. Omaha Central(75.4)
  4. Lincoln Southwest (72)
  5. Omaha Creighton Prep (62.2)

Class II

  1. Elkhorn (59.4)
  2. Lincoln Pius X (59.4)
  3. Scottsbluff (58.6)
  4. Bellevue East (55.4)
  5. Elkhorn South (54.6)

Class III

  1. Omaha Skutt Catholic (79)
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine (78.25)
  3. Roncalli Catholic (58.5)
  4. Norris (58.25)
  5. Concordia Lutheran (57)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (81)
  2. Lincoln Christian (72.67)
  3. Auburn (50.33)
  4. Yutan (49)
  5. Centennial (47.33)

Class V

  1. Harvard (59.67)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (50.67)
  3. Arapahoe (47.33)
  4. Bertrand (46.33)
  5. Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (45.33)

Class VI

  1. Lux (69)
  2. Osceola (48.33)
  3. Exeter-Milligan (46.33)
  4. Lincoln Parkview Christian (45.67)
  5. First Baptist (45)

PROBE I – Individual Competition

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Crystal Xu, Lincoln East High School
  2. Jamie Chen, Scottsbluff High School
  3. Cathy Zhao, Omaha Skutt Catholic

Males

  1. Khoa Nguyen, Millard North High School
  2. Darrel Chew, Omaha North High School
  3. Felix Cui, Lincoln East High School
  4. Tuong Phung, Lincoln Southwest High School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Darrel Chew Omaha North High School
2 Khoa Nguyen Millard North High School
3 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
4 (tie) Joshua Lee Lux Middle School
4 (tie) Chau (Lisa) Vu Lincoln Pius X High School
6 Sara Jiang Omaha Brownell-Talbot
7 Tuong Phung Lincoln Southwest High School
8 Jamie Chen Scottsbluff High School
9 Felix Cui Lincoln East High School
10 Lixin Cao Concordia Lutheran High School

Math Day 2015

1,523 students from 98 Nebraska high schools participated in the 26th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Dylan Perry, Daniel Thompson, Isaac Zhang
  2. Omaha North: Darrel Chew, Derek Chew, Sarah McCarty

Class II

  1. Scottsbluff: Jamie Chen, Ethan Dudden, Abbigail Tygart, Samuel Willis, Nikolas Hubbard, Alisha Huynh
  2. Elkhorn: Anthony Benes, Jacob Carmichael, Alex Seggerman, Marc Wade

Class III

  1. Skutt Catholic: Josh Gromowsky, Matthew Gromowsky, Ryan Wallace
  2. Seward: William Brown, Josh Hendrickson, Evan Mettenbrink

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Yuqi He, Trevor Lockard, Ryan Van Ostrand
  2. Brownell-Talbot: Julia Fiksinski, Laura Liu, Lindon Liu

Class V

  1. Harvard: Hannah Fields, Kelsey Gries, Ray Nierman
  2. Arapahoe: Jacob Gardener, Ashton Wasenius, Levi Watson

Class VI

  1. Scott Middle School: Blake Callahan, Evan Fulton, Tuong Phung
  2. Keya Paha: Becky Chase, Buck Cronk, Kevin Udd

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Lincoln Southwest (Class I), Lincoln Pius X (Class II), Beatrice (Class III), Yutan (Class IV), Osceola (Class V), and Wilcox-Hildreth (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (78.6)
  2. Omaha Creighton Prep (70.6)
  3. Lincoln Southwest (66.2)
  4. Millard South (63.6)
  5. Millard North (58.8)

Class II

  1. Lincoln Pius X (51.4)
  2. Elkhorn (46.8)
  3. Elkhorn South (45.6)
  4. Scottsbluff (43.4)
  5. Lincoln Northeast (40.8)

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine (75.25)
  2. Omaha Skutt Catholic (53.5)
  3. Roncalli Catholic (44.25)
  4. Norris (43.75)
  5. Concordia Lutheran (42)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (67)
  2. Lincoln Christian (60.33)
  3. Auburn (42)
  4. Broken Bow (38.33)
  5. Kearney Catholic (38)

Class V

  1. Harvard (47)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (40)
  3. Osceola (39.67)
  4. Arapahoe (37.67)
  5. Tri County (37.67)

Class VI

  1. Scott Middle (50.33)
  2. Spalding Academy (35.33)
  3. Pope John (34.67)
  4. Sargent (34)
  5. Riverside (32.33)

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Hanna Hoffman, Lincoln High School
  2. Crystal Xu, Lincoln East High School
  3. Chau Vu, Lincoln Pius X High School

Males

  1. Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School
  2. Khoa Nguyen, Omaha Creighton Prep
  3. Derek Chew, Omaha North High Magnet School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Soo Young Choi Mount Michael Benedictine High
2 Felix Cui Lincoln East High School
3 Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln Southwest High School
4 Alex Heitzman Emerson-Hubbard Jr/Sr High School
5 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
6 Khoa Nguyen Omaha Creighton Prep
7 Derek Chew Omaha North High Magnet School
8 Crystal Xu Lincoln East High School
9 (tie) Hanna Hoffman Lincoln High School
9 (tie) Don Nguyen Omaha Creighton Prep

Math Day 2014

1,506 students from 105 Nebraska high schools participated in the 25th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Omaha North: Derek Chew, Brad Tuttle, Andy Wishart
  2. Lincoln Southwest: Denis Komissarov, Troy Nguyen, Jae Hyun Lim

Class II

  1. Omaha Creighton Prep: Alex Vetter, Don Nguyen, Shane Grode
  2. Norris: Matt Rohman, Bryson Anderson, Nick Wieskamp

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine: Fletcher Lin, Jonathan Collins, Junwoo Lee
  2. Seward: Alexa Bruick, Austin Van Velson, Evan Mettenbrink

Class IV

  1. Brownell-Talbot: Julia Fiksinski, Caravaggio Caniglia, Adi Telikicherla
  2. Elmwood-Murdock: Gary Ritnour, Brenna Backemeyer, Trevor Lockman

Class V

  1. Emerson-Hubbard: Abby Drieling, Sidney Trenhaile, Alex Heitzman
  2. Arapahoe: Levi Watson, Junior Hilker, Jacob Gardner

Class VI

  1. Dorchester: Tim Havlat, Nixon Nerud, Cassidy Olson
  2. Spalding Academy: Jacob Bauer, Ashley Glesinger, Bronc McKay

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy. Those winning schools are: Lincoln East (Class I), Elkhorn (Class II), York (Class III), Yutan (Class IV), Hastings St. Cecilia (Class V), and Mullen (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (90.2)
  2. Omaha North (78.4)
  3. Lincoln Southeast (73.4)
  4. Lincoln Southwest (70.6)
  5. Millard South (69.2)

Class II

  1. Omaha Creighton Prep (78.4)
  2. Lincoln Pius X (68.4)
  3. Norris (67.6)
  4. Elkhorn High (64)
  5. Elkhorn South (60.6)

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine (93)
  2. Seward (67)
  3. Duchesne Academy of the Sacret Heart (64.5)
  4. Concordia Lutheran (62)
  5. Omaha Skutt Catholic (61.25)

Class IV

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (89.33)
  2. Lincoln Christian (66)
  3. Johnson County Central (58.67)
  4. Auburn (55)
  5. Yutan (55)

Class V

  1. Nebraska Christian (72)
  2. Nebraska Ev. Lutheran (59)
  3. Perkins County (58)
  4. Emerson-Hubbard (57.67)
  5. East Butler (55)

Class VI

  1. Spalding Academy (51.67)
  2. Dorchester (48.67)
  3. Exeter-Milligan (44.67)
  4. Pope John (44.67)
  5. Mullen (42)

PROBE I – Individual Competition - Download the solutions

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Ingrid Zhang, Lincoln East High School
  2. Ivy Wang, Omaha Brownell-Talbot High School
  3. Jainaha Srikumar, Omaha Brownell-Talbot High School

Males

  1. Jae Hyun Lim, Lincoln Southwest High School
  2. Zachary Warneke, Millard South High School
  3. Jae Jun Park, Mount Michael Benedictine High School
  4. Young Jo Park, Mount Michael Benedictine High School

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Derek Chew Omaha North High School
2 Ingrid Zhang Lincoln East High School
3 Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln Southwest High School
4 Zach Warneke Millard South
5 Alex Heitzman Emerson-Hubbard Jr/Sr High School
6 Isaac Zhang Lincoln East High School
7 Caravaggio Caniglia Omaha Brownell-Talbot
8 Ivy Wang Omaha Brownell-Talbot
9 Jae Jun Park Mount Michael Benedictine
10 Crystal Xu Lincoln East High School

Math Day 2013

1,549 students from 110 Nebraska high schools participated in the 24th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, November 21 on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all-day event consists of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 40 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL. These scholarships are generously supported by the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Memorial Fund for Mathematics and the Gallup Math Day Fund.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East: Jae Hyun Lim, Akshay Rajagopal, Ingrid Zhang
  2. Omaha North: Derek Chew, Ian Howell, Brad Tuttle

Class II

  1. Elkhorn: Colton Leal, Wyatt Osborn, Anthony Sufficool
  2. Omaha Creighton Prep: Kieran Kelly, Don Nguyen, Alex Vetter

Class III

  1. Norris: Bryson Anderson, Matt Rohman, Nick Wieskamp
  2. Mount Michael Benedictine: Jonathan Collins, Eun Woo Jee, Young Jonn Park

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian: Natalie Bui, Yichen Sun, Zehao Song
  2. Elmwood-Murdock: Trevor Lockman, Kyle Bogatz, Quintin Baumeister, Brenna Backemeyer, Daniel Goudie

Class V

  1. Harvard: Paden Derr, Mikayla Novak, Douglas Johnson
  2. East Butler: Moriah Barta, Zebulon Cooper, Cole Trojan

Class VI

  1. College View Academy: Brady Darrough, Jonathan Deemer, Quentin Peacock
  2. Hyannis: Tanner Holthus, Frannie Young, Chelsea Nollette

The third-place bowl teams for each class also received a trophy in 2013. Those winning schools are: Omaha Central (Class I), Elkhorn South (Class II), Beatrice (Class III), Centennial (Class IV), Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran (Class V), and Spalding Academy (Class VI).

PROBE I – Team Competition - Download the solutions

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class I

  1. Lincoln East (95.00)
  2. Omaha Central (84.20)
  3. Omaha North (83.80)
  4. Millard North (82.60)
  5. Millard South (76.60)

Class II

  1. Omaha Brownell-Talbot (89.00)
  2. Omaha Creighton Prep (78.00)
  3. Elkhorn South (76.00)
  4. Elkhorn High (70.60)
  5. Lincoln Pius X (68.00)

Class III

  1. Mount Michael Benedictine (91.50)
  2. Norris (72.75)
  3. Omaha Skutt Catholic (67.75)
  4. Duchesne Academy (64.00)
  5. Beatrice (54.75)

Class IV

  1. Lincoln Christian (78.00)
  2. Concordia Lutheran (70.33)
  3. Kearney Catholic (56.67)
  4. Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca (55.33)
  5. Elmwood-Murdock (51.67)

Class V

  1. Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran (73.33)
  2. East Butler (67.33)
  3. Harvard (67.00)
  4. Emerson-Hubbard (55.67)
  5. Nebraska Christian (55.33)

Class VI

  1. Leigh (57.67)
  2. Osceola (51.33)
  3. College View Academy (48.67)
  4. Kenesaw High School (47.33)
  5. Shickley (46.00)
  6. en (42)

PROBE I – Individual Competition - Download the solutions

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Joo Hyun Kim, Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
  2. Ingrid Zhang, Lincoln East High School
  3. Anna Matthes, Lincoln East High School
  4. Ivy Wang, Brownell-Talbot High School

Males

  1. Wyatt Osborn (Elkhorn)
  2. Michael Svolos (Omaha Central)
  3. Zach Warneke (Millard South)

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Ingrid Zhang Lincoln East
2 Ian Howell Omaha North
3 Jae Hyun Lim Lincoln East
4 Zach Warneke Millard South
5 Ryan Goding Omaha Central
6 Ivy Wang Brownell-Talbot
7 Young Jonn Park Mount Michael Benedictine
8 Kenny Yang Brownell-Talbot
9 Felix Cui Lincoln East
10 Alan Alahmad Millard North
10 Jae Jun Park Mount Michael Benedictine
10 Jessica Zhou Brownell-Talbot

Math Day 2012

Women dominated this year's UNL Math Day with 1st, 2nd, and 4th place overall in the scholarship competition. Marika Svolos of Omaha Central was the 1st place winner.

1,389 students from 99 Nebraska high schools participated in the 23rd annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, November 15 on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students' interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

This all day event consist of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double elimination team competition. Students start with the multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top five, four, or three scores (depending on class) from each school determine the PROBE I Team score. The top 50 students move on to take an essay exam called PROBE II. The top ten on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in four-year scholarships to UNL. These scholarships are generously supported by the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Memorial Fund for Mathematics, the Gallup Math Day Fund, the UNL College of Engineering, and the UNL Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Lincoln East: Sam Kohler, Akshay Rajagopal, Katie Sedlar, Eric Weber, Ingrid Zhang
  2. Omaha North: Derek Chew, Brock Ericson, Erick Hernandez, Ian Howell, Doug Rowen

Class B

  1. Duchesne Academy: Zoe Cohen, Jackie Grode, Erica Hedrick, Anna Petrow, Pooja Varman
  2. Elkhorn: Drew Dudley, Jesse Holmes, Wyatt Osborn, Collin Roessner, Anthony Sufficool

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot: Andrew Chen, Linda Liu, Michael Zhong, Jessica Zhou
  2. Archbishop Bergen: Mary Alderson, Logan Atkinson, T. J. Fryklind, Patrick Herink

Class D

  1. Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran: Naomi Brandt, Ryan Henning, Catherine Jurgens, Tiara Lee
  2. Mullen: Matthew Furrow, Adam Starr, Josh Vinton.

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Lincoln East (87.00)
  2. Omaha Central (83.80)
  3. Millard North (71.00)
  4. Creighton Prep (69.40)
  5. Omaha North (66.60)

Class B

  1. Elkhorn (72.75)
  2. Mt. Michael (69.75)
  3. Duchesne Academy (69.25)
  4. *Elkhorn South (63.75)
  5. Scottsbluff Senior High School (62.50)

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot (85.67)
  2. *Lincoln Christian (66.67)
  3. Harvard (57.67)
  4. Archbishop Bergan (53.33)
  5. Yutan (52.00)

Class D

  1. Sargent (47.33)
  2. Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran (44.33)
  3. Bertrand (44.00)
  4. tie – Exeter-Milligan (41.33) & Mullen (41.33)

PROBE I – Individual Competition - Download the solutions

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. tie – Marika Svolos (Omaha Central) & Ingrid Zhang (Lincoln East)
  2. Jessica Zhou (Brownell-Talbot)

Males

  1. Ryan Goding (Omaha Central)
  2. Akshay Rajagopal (Lincoln East)
  3. Wyatt Osborn (Elkhorn)

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

The top 10 awarded four-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000. (The amount given is the four-year total).

Place Name School
1 Marika Svolos Omaha Central
2 Ingrid Zhang Lincoln East
3 Ryan Goding Omaha Central
4 Linda Liu Brownell-Talbot
5 Ethan Sun Lincoln Christian
6 Shashwat Sitesh Millard North
7 Michael (Chaojie) Zhong Brownell-Talbot
8 Ian Howell Omaha North
9 Akshay Rajagopal Lincoln East
10 Derek Chew Omaha North

Math Day 2011

The 22nd Annual UNL Math Day was held on Thursday, November 17, at the Nebraska Union on UNL City Campus. Opening ceremonies began at 8 a.m. in the Lied Center for the Performing Arts with the welcome address by Associate Vice Chancellor Amy Goodburn. Math Day 1990 hosted 562 students from 68 Nebraska high schools. This year, Math Day hosted 1,421 students from 104 Nebraska high schools. In the afternoon awards ceremony, Professor John Meakin, Chair of the Mathematics Department, presented UNL scholarships totaling $34,000 to the top 10 students in the PROBE II competition.

The purpose of Math Day is to promote the mathematical sciences and UNL. It consists of two individual and two team mathematics competitions, information about majors and departments, career information, and recreational mathematical activities. All students start with a multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top three females and males receive awards. The top 50 students move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in 4-year scholarships to UNL. The scholarships are generously supported by the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Memorial Fund for Mathematics, the Gallup Math Day Fund, the College of Engineering, and The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The first team competition is determined by averaging the top scores from each school on PROBE I. The second is a double elimination tournament pitting three-member teams against each other (up to two alternates per team allowed). The team competitions are divided into smallest, small, medium, and large school categories with trophies given to the top two teams in each. All the questions assume two years high school algebra, trigonometry, and one year geometry. However the answers to PROBE II questions require the creativity and originality that we expect from only the very best students.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Millard North: Tyler Chen, Mohit Jain, Shashwat Sitesh, Vaibhav Viswanathan, Peter Xu.
  2. Westside: Brogan Bishop, Ben Fenwick, Mac Mikkelsen, Jake Poots.

Class B

  1. Elkhorn: Dudley Drew, Jesse Holmes, Wayne Osborn, Wyatt Osborn.
  2. Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart: Tori Bracht, Zoe Cohen, Jackie Grode, Shelby Strattan, Pooja Varman.

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot: Caravaggio Caniglia, Andrew Chen, Britt Fossum, Linda Liu, Jonny Trinh.
  2. Freeman: Adam Frerichs, Mitchell Hesseltine, Jake Krieger, Philipp Levine, Alex Richardson.

Class D

  1. Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran: Monica Brandt, Ryan Henning, Thomas Rockhoff, Richard Song, Jacob Tuma.
  2. Harvard: Paden Derr, Mikayla Novak, Austin Uden.

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Lincoln East (80.20)
  2. Westside (74.00)
  3. Creighton Prep (73.40)
  4. Omaha Central (71.80)
  5. Millard North (70.60)

Class B

  1. Mt. Michael (77.00)
  2. Elkhorn (66.00)
  3. Duchesne Academy (64.00)
  4. Skutt Catholic (61.50)
  5. Norris (61.25)

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot (72.33)
  2. Archbishop Bergan (62.33)
  3. Yutan (57.67)
  4. Sutton (57.33)
  5. Freeman (55.67)

Class D

  1. Harvard (54.00), Sterling (54.00)
  2. Parkview Christian (53.33)
  3. Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran (52.67)
  4. Kenesaw (49.00)

PROBE I – Individual Competition

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Katie Sedlarm, Lincoln East
  2. Marika Svolos, Omaha Central
  3. Ha Yoon Lee, Lincoln Southwest
  4. Ingrid Zhang, Lincoln East

Males

  1. Thomas Fryklind, Archbishop Bergan
  2. Ben Fenwick, Westside
  3. Joon Park, Mt. Michael

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

Top 10 awarded 4-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000 (amount given is the 4-year total).

Place Name School
1 Peter Xu Millard North
2 Michael Liou Lincoln East
3 Wayne Osborn Elkhorn
4 Ben Fenwick Westside
5 Marika Svolos Omaha Central
6 Pierce Dageford Millard South
7 Thomas Fryklind Archbishop Bergan
8 Ingrid Zhang Lincoln East
9 (Tie) Joon Park Mt. Michael
9 (Tie) Shashwat Sitesh Millard North
9 (Tie) Michael Zhong Brownell-Talbot

Math Day 2010

The 21st Annual UNL Math Day was held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the UNL City Campus Union. Opening ceremonies began at 8:00 a.m. in the Lied Center for Performing Arts with the Welcome Address given by Chancellor Harvey Perlman. Math Day 1990 hosted 562 students from 68 Nebraska high schools. This year Math Day hosted 1,274 students from 94 Nebraska high schools. During the afternoon Award Ceremony, Professor John Meakin, Chair of the Mathematics Department, presented UNL scholarships totaling $34,000 to the top 10 students in the PROBE II competition.

The purpose of Math Day is to promote the mathematical sciences and UNL. It consists of two individual and two team mathematics competitions, information about majors and departments, career information and recreational mathematical activities. All students start with a multiple choice, preliminary exam called PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort). The top 3 females and males receive awards. The top 50 students move on to take the now famous essay exam called PROBE II. The top 10 on PROBE II are awarded a total of $34,000 in 4-year scholarships to UNL. The scholarships are generously supported by the Dean H. and Floreen G. Eastman Memorial Fund for Mathematics, the College of Engineering and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The first team competition is determined by averaging the top scores from each school on PROBE I. The second is a double elimination tournament pitting 3-member teams against each other (up to two alternates per team allowed). The team competitions are divided into smallest, small, medium and large school categories with trophies given to the top two teams in each. All the questions assume two years high school algebra, one year geometry and trigonometry. However the answers to PROBE II questions require the creativity and originality that we expect from only the very best students.

Math Bowl Tournament

The top two teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Lincoln East: Sean Douglas, Darrin Lim, Richard Zhang
  2. Creighton Prep: Seth Davis, Paul Davey, Michael Lebens, Jeffmin Lin, Alex Marichal

Class B

  1. Duchesne Academy: Zoe Cohen, Katie Emig, Jaclyn Grode, Macy Mulhall, Pooja Varman
  2. Beatrice: Mitchell Irmer, Shelby Lauritsen, Cody Minor, Kelsie Schlake

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot: Paul Harding, Jay Li, Linda Liu, Allison Simkins, Jonathan Trinh
  2. Archbishop Bergan: Thomas Fryklind, Matt Jacobs, Jackson Mahrt, Julia Meier

Class D

  1. Nebraska Lutheran: Monica Brandt, Ian Fury, Marcus Henning, Thomas Rockhoff, Harry Sun
  2. Bertrand Community School: Ryan Dahlgren, Dekota Lundy, Brian Taute, Brock Taute, Michael Smith

PROBE I – Team Competition

Maximum possible team score is 100. The top five teams are listed for each class.

Class A

  1. Lincoln East (91.20)
  2. Creighton Prep (88.00)
  3. Westside (78.80)
  4. Lincoln Southwest (78.20)
  5. Elkhorn (72.40)

Class B

  1. Mt. Michael (77.25)
  2. Duchesne Academy (66.50)
  3. Norris (62.75)
  4. Elkhorn South (56.75)
  5. Plattsmouth (53.25)

Class C

  1. Brownell-Talbot (73.00)
  2. Lincoln Christian (72.33)
  3. Archbishop Bergan (65.33)
  4. Concordia Lutheran (55.33)
  5. Elmwood-Murdock (54.33)

Class D

  1. Nebraska Lutheran (71.67)
  2. Parkview Christian (50.33)
  3. Sterling (48.67)
  4. Bertrand (47.33)
  5. Dorchester (46.67)

PROBE I – Individual Competition

The top three individuals are listed for each gender.

Females

  1. Wuqiu Sun, Lincoln Southeast
  2. Katie Sedlar, Lincoln East
  3. Marika Svolos, Omaha Central

Males

  1. Pierce Dageforde, Millard South
  2. Albert Zhou, Lincoln Southwest
  3. Darrin Lim, Lincoln East

PROBE II – Scholarship Competition

Top 10 awarded 4-year Math Day Scholarships to UNL. The award for 1st is $8,000, for 2nd-5th is $4,000 and for 6th-10th is $2,000 (amount given is the 4-year total).

Place Name School
1 Richard Zhang Lincoln East
2 Albert Zhou Lincoln Southwest
3 Pierce Dageforde Millard South
4 Darrin Lim Lincoln East
5 Sean Douglas Lincoln East
6 Ben Fenwick Lincoln East
7 Seth Davis Creighton Prep
8 Paul Davey Creighton Prep
9 Marika Svolos Omaha Central
10 Parviz Kholmatov Lincoln East

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