The Alabama Statewide Math Tournament is an annual math competition organized by the University of North Alabama and sponsored by the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics. Round I was February 25 and took place at districts throughout the state and Round II was on April 8, the invitational round, is held in Florence, AL, at the University of North Alabama.
In the district round held at AUM in March, 22 Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (MCPS) students competed on written tests at the Geometry, Algebra II, and all-inclusive Comprehensive levels. In Geometry, MCPS finished 2nd in our district and 7th in the state; individually, Charlie O’Donnell finished 1st in our district and 22nd in the state, while Scott Nation finished 3rd in out district and 35th in the state. In Algebra II, MCPS finished 3rd in our district and 12th in the state; individually, Erica Blackburn finished 4th in our district. At the Comprehensive level, MCPS finished 2nd in our district and 7th in the state; individually, Henry Petters finished 3rd in our district and 13th in the state.
In the invitational round at UNA, a team of six MCPS students took turns in fast-paced ciphering rounds where one student from each school goes to the front of the room and is given two minutes to answer a challenging math question with everybody watching. It’s exciting. MCPS finished 7th in the state in the ciphering round. Pictured below is the 2017 team of Charlie O’Donnell, Scott Nation, Erica and Lita Blackburn, Zachary Van Alst, and Chris DeJesus.